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"Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out." -Martin Scorsese
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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    I honestly didn't think watching a bunch of 6 year olds for 2 hours would be so beautiful and tragic. Set only a few miles away from Magic Kingdom our child protagonist Moonee's story is anything but magical.

    The Florida Project Is a film about childhood innocence prevailing over unsavory circumstances, seen through the lens of kiddush wonder. This main theme climaxes in the controversial ending scene. It's boldness oozes the confidence of a talented filmmaker punching home his message…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★★★½

    More drugs, more money, more sex, more F bombs, more dwarfs. The Wolf of Wall Street is never afraid to keeps adding more. 

    Watching Wolf feels like a drug in and of itself. It's intoxicating fun and endless parties provide for one of the most enjoyable viewing experiences out there. Glamorizing the abuse of wealth and power unlike anything before it, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio perfectly capture Jordan Belfort's cocaine and quaalude fueled chaos. 

    In the hands of someone…

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    The title There Will Be Blood is a biblical reference to Exodus, where Aaron is told to smite the waters of Egypt so they become blood. Blood would flow through the lands, poisoning the fish and making it undrinkable for the people of Egypt. However in Paul Tomas Anderson's 2007 masterpiece the blood of the land and driving force of the film: Oil! 

    A stone cold and bone chilling piece, TWBB examines the two pillars America was built on, capitalism…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★★★★½

    Gritty and brooding Martin Scorsese's "I Heard You Paint Houses" grapples with mortality in what feels like the funeral of the Gangster genre. A bleak depiction of crime and the life that comes with it, The Irishman is not the nostalgic fun of Goodfellas or the exiting ecstasy of The Wolf of Wall Street, but rather a slow and personal journey of a foot soldier.

    Frank Sheeran in his own words "was one of a thousand working stiffs," until he…