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  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Ping Pong the Animation
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

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  • 35 Shots of Rum

    ★★★★★

  • Too Early / Too Late

    ★★★½

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    ★★★★½

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    ★★★★★

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  • John Wick: Chapter 4

    John Wick: Chapter 4

    ★★★½

    Initially my gut reaction walking out of the theater was "basically Chapter 2 except bigger and badder". This was a compliment in my head because Chapter 2 was my favorite, but the more I sit on the movie, I can't help, but come back to why Chapter 2 is my favorite and a big part is because John killing on Continental ground was the last time anything in this series surprised me. I remember gasping when it happened and I…

  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★★

    Finally was able to catch the film in theaters and this is indeed still the film of the year for me with Aftersun and All the Beauty and the Bloodshed right behind it. It's just such an impeccably written, perfectly constructed, astoundingly acted film. Like this time around I paid special attention to how much Field conveys just with actors reaction shots and how the subtlest of expressions allow the actors to convey a world of information.

    Tár for example…

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  • 35 Shots of Rum

    35 Shots of Rum

    ★★★★★

    Incredibly mellow and pleasant, until it isn't. I've done something curious with Denis in that I first watched Beau Travail and then High Life and Stars at Noon, so seeing a few of her not exactly great newer films, it's definitely rewarding to now go back and watch her more highly considered films, with this one being especially satisfying.

    For a moment I thought that maybe this would indeed be uncharacteristically light hearted, but unsurprisingly it wasn't. I loved it…

  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    ★★★★½

    Back in December 2020 I came across Dark of the Sun on here and I was absolutely engrossed by the poster. The fact that the guy at the front has a chainsaw and the guy at the back has his right hand behind the front guy it lead me to believe that buddy has a chainsaw as well and we got some DUELING CHAINSAWS shit going on. I watched the film the next month and when the scene happened much…

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  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★★★

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

    I kept waiting for something drastic. I thought the film was building towards something explosive. I thought the father might walk out and never come back. I thought he might die and that's why the need to recollect, the need to see in between the lines, to see what wasn't explicitly expressed. I thought we'd get an answer, but we don't. We know he's gone, but why or how is never explained. The two go back home from the vacation…

  • Aftersun

    Aftersun

    ★★★★★

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

    The biggest thing that surprised me was that even knowing the story, the ending still frustrated me and I think that's intentional. On the first watch it was a case of me not understanding the film fully until reflecting on it for hours and honestly weeks as well. This time around the credits rolled and I was feeling a deep feeling of desperation, a yearning for a dramatic catharsis, which never happens and I think that's intentional. I think Wells…