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  • The Matrix
  • Climax
  • Incendies
  • Suspiria

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  • House of Gucci

    ★★★

  • Notorious

    ★★★★

  • The Souvenir Part II

    ★★★★½

  • Spencer

    ★★★★½

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  • The Wicker Man

    The Wicker Man

    The Nic Cage moments pop off in the second act. That's the only enjoyable aspect of the entire film though

  • Shame

    Shame

    ★★★★★

    This one will definitely sit with you for a bit afterwards.

    The acting from each and every individual was phenomenal. The cinematography also can not be praised enough for enhancing each scene in its intensity and intimacy. The score, especially towards the end, was also a very strong point. Nothing too too out there in that department, but it swelled when it needed to and sometimes that's all it needs to do. Every scene was an unraveling of a beautiful, aesthetic shell that covered an abject vessel of depression and melancholia.

    A fresh topic covered in a viscerally compelling way

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    Good but....

    It feels like something's missing the whole time. I dont get a sense of the weight behind a lot of what happens. This is also an issue I have with its predecessor. Most decisions and actions throughout the film feel "understandable" but they dont feel "necessary". Theres really just a lack of impact for so much of what happens throughout the film.

    On a more nitpicky note, I get that there is a philosophical nature to much of…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    The closest I think film could come to depicting what it's like to feel love, at it's most visceral level. I was moved a few times throughout the film, some of those times were for obviously tearjerking moments, while others for the insane levels of subtle poetry written into this film.

    It goes without saying that the technicals were incredible. There were shots scattered across the film that looked stolen straight out of the Louvre, fittingly. Each moment feels alive…