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i saw la la land 5 times in 1 day
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  • A History of Violence

    A History of Violence

    ★★★★½

    An absolutely brutal exploration of the nature of human reaction - how a person's true self is revealed in their instinctive reactions to unforseen circumstances - and ultimately a ruthless statement on the primal essence of being. Cronenberg sets a surprisingly upstanding tone, establishing relationships and family with genuine sincerity underlying the imminent darkness and savagery, only to steadily obliterate every shred of wholesomeness and good will, the snake of violence wound tightly around itself eating its own tail in…

  • Blow Out

    Blow Out

    ★★★★½

    Relatable because I also trust films more than the government.

    A thematic reversal of the themes of Antonioni's original, trading the societal ennui of the 60s for the rampant mistrust of the 80s; instead of devising a narrative where there likely isn't one, De Palma's version makes absolutely clear that the narrative is not just there, but it's observable, a conspiratorial actuality entrenched in the generational disenfranchisement. The perfect scream, lost into the void of fiction and superficiality.

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  • Galaxy Quest

    Galaxy Quest

    ★★★½

    The best parodies don't just understand their source material, they love it - a good natured parody is the best kid of parody. Here we have a comedy that captures not just the silliness of fandom, but the inspiration of it. The disenfranchised and cynical actors find strength and meaning in the same characters that stereotyped them. The geeks save the day. The good guys win. The cartoonish villains provide entertainment to masses of fans. There are explosions and rock…

  • Bridge to Terabithia

    Bridge to Terabithia

    ★★★½

    When I was younger, I used to run everywhere. If we were walking to the store I would race my brother to the end of the block, if we were at the park I would run around to different trees just to touch them all. I didn't do it because I was in a rush to get somewhere or even because I needed to get anywhere at all, I just did it for the sake of the moment - I…

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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★

    Aaron Sorkin is way too good a writer to be forced to work with such a mediocre director as Aaron Sorkin

  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    ★★

    It feels as though it desperately wants to be a dig at capitalism and how it infuriates those nearer the bottom into manipulating legalities for personal gain, but if that is the attempt it is outrageously misguided; yet without a single character to root for that is the only thing I can imagine it is trying to do (also, the ending pretty blatantly establishes this as its goal). Pike's character, regardless of how well she plays it, is so immensely…