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  • The Zone of Interest
  • Under the Skin
  • Birth
  • Sexy Beast

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  • Plane

  • Geostorm

    ★½

  • Pain & Gain

    ★★½

  • Donnie Darko

    ★★★★★

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

    Was moved to tears within the first opening minutes as Levi’s cacophonous score seeped into every crevice of the theater. How can you film the unfilmable? Glazer removes all cinematic barriers to present evil with such a shockingly austere formality. The horrors are always out of eyesight but decimate the aural senses in every way imaginable. They’re inescapable no matter how idyllic a life is being curated. Cogs in a machine perpetuating an absolutely heinous complicity. 

    The central embodiment of…

  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★★★½

    Lanthimos delivers a feast for the eyes bursting with cotton candy and pastel splendor utilizing a brilliant narrative switch from monochrome to color. An absurdly whimsical journey chronicling possession, freedom and agency. Pleasure is fleeting. Pleasure is a god. Pleasure enslaves.

    For as sex obsessed as this is, it portrays these acts as ultimately comical and empty. It’s not actually the key to self actualization but a mere step in the process. This gives a glimmer of hope that the…

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  • Plane

    Plane

    Makes Sully look like a vacation

  • Pain & Gain

    Pain & Gain

    ★★½

    Conservative Coen brothers vibe

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    Every memory you’ve ever had in one gloriously mysterious kaleidoscope. A gorgeous stream of consciousness that expresses every range of emotion from birth to death. The tragedy of war and the innate innocence of childhood collide in a weeping firework of celebration and lament. Cinema as poetry and poetry as cinema. A cerebral journey through time. This was one of the most significant revelations I’ve ever had watching a film and Tarkovsky was the one guiding me the whole way through with a steady and awe inspiring hand.

  • Possession

    Possession

    ★★★★★

    A total masterpiece of horror on every single psychological and physical spectrum. In Possession death, beauty, allegory, and the greatly flawed human experience are terrifying, kindred spirits.