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  • The Limey

    The Limey

    ★★★

    Disjointed, yet somehow a masterclass in editing

  • Purple Rain

    Purple Rain

    ★★★½

    Extremely problematic plot (Prince’s overall treatment of Apollonia cannot be justified on any level). That aside, you can’t help but love every other aspect of this movie. All the musical performances are epic, all the acting performances are so bad they’re almost good, the 80s nostalgia that kicks in on a rewatch is amazing (especially the vibes within the First Avenue nightclub), and Morris Day is still hilarious. Also, the greatest movie soundtrack ever.

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  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    What more can anyone even say about this film. 

    It’s one of the five most important ones ever made (for better or worse). And still my favorite SW movie...I’ll take this over Empire Strikes Back any day of the week; it’s much cleaner, aesthetically more pleasing, and I contend it contains certain magnitudes of darkness that Empire does not.

  • Carnal Knowledge

    Carnal Knowledge

    ★★★★

    The devolution of Jack Nicholson’s sex addicted lothario (one of his career best performances) is mesmerizing, culminating in a final scene that somehow built up tensions (especially with the Indian music pulsating in the background) and provided an epic release. The irony of that was surely intentional on the part of Mike Nichols. It totally makes sense this was made by the same guy that made The Graduate, and I actually think this is a better film.

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    The best movie of the aughts and the best single performance in any movie during that period (nobody has embodied ruthless capitalism quite like Daniel Plainview). Everything here just totally works, there really is nothing more to say other than it still blows my wig off every time I see it.

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★★

    Can’t quite put into words what I’m feeling after seeing this (isn’t that kind of true with all of Lynch’s work? lol).

    Overall I think this is a slightly flawed piece of work in DL’s oeuvre. One of the main problems is that most of the leads are either overacting (Rossellini and Hopper) or underacting (Laura Dern). Perhaps that’s by design, as Kyle MacLachlan is the only one whose able to properly navigate his tone and emotions from scene to…