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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

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    This blew me away. The way everything falls into place in the end, retrospectively piecing together every little seed and hint deliberately planted during the first half and then hitting you all at once, incredible. I expected something pretentiously ambiguous and what I got instead was anything but that (if innovative in how it plays out, but being subtle =/= obtuse). Lynch leaves no lose threads while still getting his themes across like nothing I’ve ever seen before.

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  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

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    | Wong Kar-wai Marathon #2 |

    Third WKW movie and finally, everything clicked. The vibrant style is still there, but this time around I actually got invested in the characters and their unique journeys. Besides the fantastic camerawork, what I admire the most about Wong is how full of life his films are. I can't put my finger on it, but there's something just mesmerizing about this one unlike anything I've ever come across before.

    What a brilliant soundtrack too, I'm definitely jamming some Mamas and the Papas after this.

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  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

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    Opening a petition for Scorsese to reject mob flicks and return to single-mom road trip movies (jk I love both but I vibed with this so much I demand more).

    Marty Ranked

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

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    Love trumps hate, always.

    This is transcendent cinema, as corny as that sounds. Malick laid all his cards on the table, channeling his own 2001-esque powerhouse. Does it get there? Probably not, but as someone who doesn't glorify the man, I've to say he knows how to convey emotions like no other.

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  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

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    The Coens firing on all cylinders.

    Upon rewatch, I’m delighted to see how great this holds up and how much more enthusiastic about it I am this time around. There’s something to be said about how impeccably paced it is, there are virtually zero wasted scenes.

    The story flows so well with just the right dose of existentialism to balance out the oddball goofiness. A film that's as enjoyable on surface level as it is sufficiently layered to stand the test of time.

    Coen Bros Ranked

  • Dial M for Murder

    Dial M for Murder

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    In love with the use of red and the rotating lightning in Kelly's close-up shot during the trial sentence 🍎 ❀️

    Seems like I say it with every new one I watch, but this has to be top-tier Hitchcock in terms of script, pacing and execution.