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  • Frances Ha
  • Evil Dead II
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Sorry to Bother You

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  • The Pale Blue Eye

    ★★

  • Road House

    ★★★½

  • Throw Down

    ★★★★½

  • Drug War

    ★★★½

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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★★

    This movie is just as influential on my thoughts about filmmaking as Evil Dead. And how influential it is on how I am as a human being? Well... all I'll say is: if I can live up to the ideals of this movie then I can die happy.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★★

    I've seen this movie at many wildly varying periods in my life. This viewing made me so happy it brought me to tears.

    A masterpiece.

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  • The Pale Blue Eye

    The Pale Blue Eye

    ★★

    When I was sure there could only be about five more minutes I was so ready to slap the two and a half star rating on this. I wanted to give it props for being this perfectly competent snowy-gothic-mystery period piece that knew not to overstay its welcome...

    ...then it dragged on for another half hour.

    And it was this half hour which really put a harsh spotlight on the film's flaws. It all comes down to the fact that…

  • Road House

    Road House

    ★★★½

    I see you've found my trophy room, Dalton! The only thing that's missing... is your ass.

    Road House?? Holding up in 2023?

    More likely than you'd think.

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★½

    Eli, you boy.

    The story, acting, directing, and score are all absolutely phenomenal. Needless to say, Daniel Day-Lewis is so damn compelling and I could watch him act for hours. The entire last scene forced me to add half a star, and it speaks volumes that Paul Dano could hold his own acting with Day-Lewis.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    I haven't been this terrified of white people since Get Out.