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  • The Social Network
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Parasite
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

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  • Descendant

    ★★★★

  • Causeway

    ★★★½

  • Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

    ★★★½

  • BARDO, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

    ★½

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    It can be cruel, poetic, or blind. But when it's denied, it's your violence you may find.

    His signature cowl coalescing with the shadows, his boots washed clean by the pouring rain, his footsteps echoing in the dark. The Batman steps onto the screen, in his newest cinematic adaptation, aptly titled The Batman. And while the reboots for the caped crusader are admittedly incessant, I assure you, The Batman is cinematically brilliant to the point of necessity. A cold and…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

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

    All you’ll have to do is come up the stairs.

    What is a metaphor? My personal definition is that a metaphor is something simple and concrete that conveys something much more complicated and abstract. In film, metaphors are particularly strong, because they can be visually dynamic as well as narratively. Bong Joon-Ho is perhaps the human being with the deepest understanding of a metaphor. He knows how to make one ebb and flow, how to make you comfortable with a…

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  • Descendant

    Descendant

    ★★★★

    I don’t want our history to be taken the way our people were taken.

    Game-changing. A living, breathing, capsule of righteous indignation that a simple story can’t be told. Can’t be shared. Can’t be spread. Can’t be remembered. The Clotilda was burnt, sunk, found, and then burnt again to erase its memory. And we can’t let the same thing happen to its story. Among my favorite documentaries, and easily the most important. Let this story be mandatory. Let our own ignorance be the only thing that we burn and sink.

  • Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

    Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes

    ★★★½

    Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes is nothing short of ingenious. A gripping, accessible lo-fi comedy thriller that never lets up, director Junta Yamaguchi and writer Makoto Ueda create this atmosphere here that's just so incredibly unique. Everything feels so raw and, frankly, uncinematic due to the micro-budget, but there's no denying that it fits the film. Everything is so ordinary whilst being a sharp plunge into the extraordinary. Entirely comprised of one take, Two Minutes follows a group of friends…

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  • The Father

    The Father

    ★★★★★

    You can find a much better review than mine right HERE.

    Brilliant, sincere, thoughtful, brutal; auteur filmmaker and playwright Florian Zeller writes and directs what is without a doubt the smartest, softest, saddest, and best film of 2020. He does so with a tour-de-force performance by veteran Anthony Hopkins and a more subtle performance by Olivia Colman. All three people deserve Oscars for this film, but I'll settle for some Letterboxd recognition. The thing The Father does that makes it…

  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★★★

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

    People always mean well! They cluck their thick tongues and shake their heads and suggest, oh so very delicately! Of course, I’ve suggested it myself. But I hate to even think about it. She needs me. It… it’s not as if she were a… a maniac… a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven’t you?

    Psycho is so unfathomably genius that I find it difficult to know where to begin.…