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  • Mass



    When I got my ticket for Mass, I didn’t expect it to be lighthearted or joyful, but I also wasn’t expecting it to move me as much as it did: I sobbed, I wept, I probably used way too many tissues, and yet, in the end, I smiled. Mass confronts us with perhaps the greatest pain a parent can experience—the loss of a child. This film explores the meeting of two sets of parents; the parents whose son passed away, and the other…

  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata


    The more Bergman films I watch, the more I’m falling in love with his style, his dialogues, his themes, and, in the end, I find myself falling in love with film all over again. Bergman’s work is difficult to digest, but at the same time, or maybe just because it is hard to process, it’s nearly impossible to forget about his films, almost as if not only pivotal scenes, but also seemingly insignificant dialogues were forever engraved in my mind. …

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  • La La Land

    La La Land


    When I first watched La La Land almost a year ago, I couldn’t help but feel a little hesitant about the film and its overall narrative. The characters and their story surprisingly didn’t speak to me as much as I’d hoped they would, and at the time, I admittedly wasn’t paying much attention to cinematography or really any technical aspects involved in the filmmaking process; however, listening to Ethan’s podcast episode the other day left me with a massive urge to…

  • Hive



    Based on true incidents, Hive tells the story of a woman, Fahrije, whose husband has gone missing during the Kosovo War—in a village where most of the remaining members are widows, sisters, daughters, or elderly patriarchs. Unable to place all her faith in her husband’s return, Fahrije fights to earn her own living in a village shaped by patriarchal values, determined to build a future for her and the other women.

    Blerta Basholli directs her debut with pensiveness, interweaving handheld shots with…

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  • Soul



    Over the course of 2020, with one movie after another postponed, Soul has become one of my most anticipated films of the year. I initially wanted to watch it as soon as it came out, but I’ve only gotten around to it now, and what can I say? My expectations were high, especially after seeing the average rating stay at 4.2 despite the increasing views, but Soul managed to blow me away like few movies have.

    What is the point of life? What…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal


    it's been a while since a movie has left me as speechless and as moved as this one has, leaving me in a state of complete astonishment while watching the credits roll through a wall of tears.

    sound of metal begins with an intense and loud opening scene, but what starts as outwardly intense and noisy soon turns into a quiet, thoughtful, and human portrait of a man whose life and dreams change in a matter of moments. over the…