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  • Intolerable Cruelty

    Intolerable Cruelty

    ★★★★½

    The Coen Brothers hate you.

    Well, maybe not you, but they definitely hate your taste in movies. Billed as a Romcom, The Coen Brothers manage to undermine every possible trope, dispelling the idea of true love and making you despise their two leads.

    While this movie is considered by many to be "lesser Coen brothers," it has a lot in common with another film also given that label, The Hudsucker Proxy. Both movies are impossible to fully unlock without understanding…

  • Cats

    Cats

    I was feeling shitty this morning so I rewatched Cats.

    More like I was feeling numb. Like I felt like if I watched anything that I loved, it wouldn't have the same emotional effect.

    If you are someone who hasn't seen this movie because of how horrible the reviews are, I beg you to reconsider. This might be the most unique experience you can have with any film. I can't describe the feeling of disgust and wonder that this film…

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  • Stardust

    Stardust

    ★★★★

    I wish they’d make more movies like this.

    This is the closest thing to The Princess Bride we’ve gotten this century and I wish more people would follow in this vein of campy fairy tale movies. This movie is pretty bizarre but through Matthew Vaughn’s vision and some incredible performances, the heart of it comes through. Michelle Pfeiffer is especially exceptional, making me wish she’d pop up in more of these kinds of films.

    All in all, effective, cute, and escapist in the best way possible.

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

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    If you were to only see one Scorsese film, this would be it. It encapsulates so much of what makes him great from the execution to the script, to the morality superimposed over a dark world of crime. Goodfellas is not only the ultimate Scorsese film, but it's a movie that I feel like lives in my brain so much in between watches. I feel like these characters are people I know and am…

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  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★★½

    If Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Melling had children, their kids’ eyes would be the right distance apart.

  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★½

    Have you ever heard the story of the organ-grinder’s monkey?

    As a Fincher-head and a massive old Hollywood fan, it actually pains me to give it a rating this low, but I have to be honest with y’all, it just didn’t completely live up to my expectations.

    My main issue with the film was ironically its screenplay. While I wouldn’t normally think it fair to compare this film to Citizen Kane, the movie references it so often that practically begs…