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  • Inherent Vice
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Ugetsu
  • Carrie

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  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

    ★★★★

  • Carrie

    ★★★★★

  • Legends of the Fall

    ★★★★

  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance

    ★★★★★

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  • Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

    Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

    A film that knew it was dead-on-arrival and chose to work with it by performing a feature-length autopsy on itself. It rips into the obsessed fanbase of the original by suggesting that if they took The Blair Witch Project as reality, then their own reality must resemble some pretty strange fiction, and they wouldn't believe their own reality, even if you showed them the proof in the video format that made their belief in the fiction so convincing to them…

  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Underlying all stories from any time or place in history are characters who just want to be happy. Heroes and villians all act accordingly. Right or wrong, their means of obtaining happiness create many outcomes encompassing many genres. Sometimes things work out so well the story can only be called a fairy tale. When the search for happiness goes irreparably wrong, you get horror. Carrie is a cruel film because it tortures the audience with the comfortingly familiar foundations of…

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    We live inside a nonlinear series of memories which we attempt to reconcile with the present, but by the time the memory catches up, the present has become a memory itself.

    Hindsight is what allows us to see how significant the history we've lived through really is in the grand scheme of things.

    The Mirror is to cinema what James Joyce's Ulysses is to literature. So personal in such specific ways that it becomes universal when approached outside itself. I…

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    It's been years since I saw Winter Light, but I'm pretty sure I prefer this to Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece.

    A cry from hell about a man of God. Deeply depressing in a way that healed my soul. I have few words for this one.

    It's not subtle in it's sociopolitical views, and it should not be. But where it could be didactic, shouting its messages out of the images, it instead works the other way, pulling you inward and inviting…