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  • The Hitcher
  • Cruising
  • Burning
  • Stranger by the Lake

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  • Cruising

    ★★★★★

  • Spartacus

    ★★★½

  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

    ★★★

  • Speed Racer

    ★★★★

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★★

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

    Why you pursue something is as important as what you pursue.

    For those curious, yes, despite having watched the movie not long ago to properly prepare for this paper, I watched it again so this can count as a proper research. Turns out, when you're dealing with an all-time favorite movie, you can seemingly watch it every day and not get tired of it. This in a way, at least at the moment, feels like a culmination of the two…

  • Mute

    Mute

    ★★★★★

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

    (Before we get into this, a disclaimer. This is not meant to discredit anyone that has legitimate criticisms or truthfully disliked what’s presented. This is an in-depth analysis based on my personal takeaways mixed with takeaways I have seen from separate analyses which I agree with. Everyone is equally entitled to an opinion so long as they have enough to be able to back up said opinion. Even if you disagree with what I have to say, I still appreciate…

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  • Cruising

    Cruising

    ★★★★★

    Now I'm afraid.

    How to disappear completely. Somehow I always forget until I watch this that segments in the S&M club have constant butt rock playing that doesn't sound too far off from any of the "Ram Ranch" songs. Of course, it's a delightful positive to a film that has more things I love than I can possibly be able to fully account for, while also being a film that thrives in the fact that "delight" isn't really something within…

  • Spartacus

    Spartacus

    ★★★½

    I'm Spartacus!

    I'm not yet a Kubrick completionist, but Spartacus was the last really significant work from Stanley's filmography that I had left to see. It's good stuff, not up with the best of the best of his movies, yet it really does have its moments. I mean, yeah, the "I'm Spartacus!" moment plays even better than its gargantuan legacy would leave you thinking it could. Kirk Douglas as Spartacus and Tony Curtis as Antoninus are also excellent performances, I'm…

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★½

    Something in the Way

    A whole lot of movie, and the most "genre film" a superhero movie has been in I'm not really sure how long. I don't know man, considering that sometimes this film subgenre forgets that it has its roots within the likes of crime thrillers, science fiction, fantasy and so on, it's wonderful to see a movie that somehow has its cake and eats it too with being "dark" of course while still pulpy and just over…

  • Natural Born Killers

    Natural Born Killers

    "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake."

    In one word, grating. Before I say anything beyond that, I'm going to make something clear: I wholly get what Oliver Stone and company were doing here. You can't miss what this movie is supposed to be about. It's decent messaging. Of course we glorify killers in the media. Of course humans are hypocritical with violence. The way the film is made, I also understand that this movie is likely meant to…