My Favorite Films
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Cinematic Masterpiece Dune is a Theatrical Must-See
by Juror #8
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Denis Villeneuve's newest cinematic experience Dune is a force…
This review contains heavy spoilers. The first paragraph is spoiler-free, but read the rest at your own discretion.
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…
About what I expected. Hilariously long, the pacing is abominable, but the performances more than make up for it. Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield are equally amazing here. Not the most impressive film in most regards, but their performances carry this film to an acceptable amount of quality.
Belfast will still be here when you get back. But will you?
Sue me, but I loved Belfast in almost every way. It's very well-shot (believe it or not, the cinematography is a bit more than just the black-and-white). Its art direction and editing and score hit in all the right ways, and the direction is not only remarkably showy, but poignant and powerful as well. But most of all, it's a film that hits all of the emotional beats…
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…
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.…