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  • Into the Wild
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • In Bruges
  • The Tree of Life

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  • Lion

    ★★★

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    ★★★

  • The Awful Truth

    ★★★

  • Women Talking

    ★★★

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  • Lion

    Lion

    ★★★

    The first half of this movie is devoted to the protagonist as a child, in particular a large chunk of it takes place between when he goes missing and when he is adopted. Although the end is quite naturally affecting I think the themes and emotional weight would have better suited more screen time of the protagonist with his first and second family growing up. A few more scenes would have helped me understand the specific dynamic he had with…

  • To Live and Die in L.A.

    To Live and Die in L.A.

    ★★★

    Letterboxd Season Challenge 2022-2023

    Week 17: LA Films Week

    The plot is pretty simple and commonplace for the 80s with a cop who really wants to go after a criminal once his older mentor partner has been killed and he's willing to bend the rules for his revenge. However, the way it is colored in is interesting with plenty of mistakes the cops make and them ultimately becoming not unlike the criminals themselves in order to achieve their goals.

    Watched as part of my 5x5 Favorite Actors: Part 3 Challenge!

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★

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

    That was a journey, an engaging one for me. I could totally understand why anyone might not go for this one. I, myself, felt off-put by it in certain scenes, but was reeled back in by some scenes that really did do something for me. Ultimately, as a whole experience, I am highly favorable on it. Elements that really connected with me are parts about the soul-crushing nature of living in a society that encourages small-talk and politeness and how…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★½

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

    Looks great, very well crafted. Western civilization was built on the myth that honor and greatness can be earned with an astonishing feat or two (or maybe just by telling a good tale?), but it's always just bestowed upon by the powers that be. Greatness does not equal goodness. True honor takes surrender. Those last fifteen minutes really tie the movie together and Patel really brings it.

    The more I think about this movie, the more I see it grappling with. I think it would definitely benefit from another watch.