nocturnalduck

nocturnalduck

3.5+ out of 5 = recommendation
3 out of 5 = guarded recommendation
2-2.5 out of 5 = fine
1-1.5 out of 5 = bad
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  • Brief Encounter

    Brief Encounter

    this kind of pitched-to-the-bleachers romantic melodrama doesn't really work for me without some thorny underbelly or a metaphysical sweep, but lean being this good at directing three years into his directing career was pretty insane.

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    "when i was your age, they would say we can become cops or criminals. today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?"

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★★★

    the world as both already imbued with the material properties inherent to its creation and fundamentally, inescapably created by us. reversing causality doesn't escape it but maybe an inability to perceive it expands the immanent plane of material possibilities in which it can get exerted. faith as the binding property behind the existence of agency: it's all only ever about what your tenets are.

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★★★

    weaponized sentimentality. emotions so strong that they tear a hole through the fabric of the universe. a connection that will last until the end of time.