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  • Barry Lyndon
  • Magnolia
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Boogie Nights

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  • Oculus

    ★★½

  • Out of the Past

    ★★★★★

  • The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★★

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  • Oculus

    Oculus

    ★★½

    “This is stupid”
    Who knew Ron Slater would be obsessed with mirrors after smoking so much pot in highschool.


    (Serious thoughts: it was fine? There wasn’t anything really interesting happening technique wise, the acting was okay, the concept is kinda wacky and could’ve been pulled off well but I felt the pacing and overall storytelling just ruined it for me. It felt like it was doing too much, especially towards the third act which is unfortunate because that’s the only…

  • Out of the Past

    Out of the Past

    ★★★★★

    “Won’t you feel sorry for me?”
     “Im not even going to try”

    If I could crush up and snort the noir/neo-noir genre I 100% would partake. Robert Mitchum is the perfect imperfect character here, seemingly trustworthy, down to earth individual, but deep down just does it all for the tail and the dough. Jane Greer is a HOT femme fatale and each kill while predictable in hindsight is always shocking at first, which is always a great storytelling trademark. There’s…

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  • No Sudden Move

    No Sudden Move

    ★★★★★

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

    “Muthafuckas have eyes... they just can’t see”

    THIS IS HOW AN ENSEMBLE IS DONE. 

    Who knew a heist thriller could be made around a catalytic converter, Soderbergh throws you right in the middle of the automotive boom of the 50s in Detroit and gets it done with effectiveness and efficiency, this thing runs tight and feels like a speeding car ride. Every performance is on fire, I even liked Julia Fox. Benicio is magnificent as always and cheadle gives possibly…

  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★★

    This was a great film to kickoff my year. I’ve never seen the original film or read the book so I have no clue how far this deviates from that source material, but I love this version. One of the purest depictions of redemption I’ve seen. The coens direct the shit out of pretty much every scene, some missteps but the overall storyline and performances (brolin in particular makes a memorably hilarious entrance) make up for that. I love the…