brycehuck

brycehuck

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3/5 or above = Like/Love
2/5 or lower = Dislike/Hate
🧡 = High recommendation

Favorite films

  • Synecdoche, New York
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Funny Games
  • Holy Motors

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  • Inherent Vice

    ★★★

  • La Haine

    ★★★★½

  • The Humans

    ★★★★

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★½

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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★

    The first hour and 20 minutes are golden; technically restrained for PTA, but appropriately tailored to this kind of story. After that, it becomes cartoonish and narratively muddled, and not in a good way. In fact, in a way that overstays its welcome. I know this because despite the film not really changing much about its sense of humor or general tone, even attempts at that felt needless and uninteresting in the last hour. I also don’t really dig how…

  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★½

    One of the great masterpieces of the 1990s boasts a phenomenal sense of style and narrative gravitas, all the while providing simple yet heartbreakingly effective statements on hatred and prejudice, both at the intercommunal and societal level. It’s so lovely to be discovering classics such as these later in my life, as there were many moments here that took my breath away. And almost all of it has remained incredibly timeless, and most likely will continue to be so. I can’t wait to return to this many more times in my life.

    Also, without a doubt, one of the greatest endings of all time. Bar none.

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  • The Humans

    The Humans

    ★★★★

    Equal parts suspense horror, compassionate drama, and bitter comedy, with no genre overstepping the other. Not since Mommy have a group of characters felt so real, especially in a family dynamic. The writing and performances help sell this remarkably, but without those, this might’ve been boring, if it weren’t for the fact that the technicalities are all on point. It’s hard to make a one-location narrative compelling for a feature-length runtime, but thanks to the gorgeously unconventional cinematography, thematic editing,…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★½

    It looks nice. Got some good effects. Great music. Decent performances.

    Everything else?

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