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Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock is Nothing Short of Endearment in a Bottle

Part two of five in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series sees the director discovering new ground, resourcing in exotic approaches, pacing, and visual communications when compared to his previous handiworks. Lovers Rock essentially boils down to a 68-minute party sequence, spanning itself a tad more than a day. There isn’t anything too remarkably extroverted about […]

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The Devil All the Time Relies Desperately on its Influences and Marvelous Performers — Maybe, Too Much?

Somebody initiate a “Robert Pattinson’s Seamless Accents Club” already! Netflix’s latest drop The Devil All the Time is a “karma bites!” type of tale, one that takes us on a journey into the questionable aftermaths of our actions that seem all too righteously intentional to be coincidences. Over and above that though, Antonio Campos’ film […]

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Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking of Ending Things is the Epitome of a Perfect “Adaptation”

Yes, I ate at a Dairy Queen for the first time in years right before watching this in celebration of the novel which features DQ as one of the main locations. AND WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT? LOW AND BEHOLD, THE MOVIE DIDN’T KEEP THIS DEMANDING DETAIL OF THE BOOK IN IT’S TRANSFORMATION; THE MOST CRUCIAL […]

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Christopher Nolan’s Tenet Exists to Momentarily Amaze and Lastingly Underwhelm – My Most Unapologetically Barbaric Review Yet?

Warning: The Following Contains Strong Language Tenet is the definition of a cute one-trick pony.  At this point, I expect Christopher Nolan’s next film to fuck with time to such an incomprehensible state that we have every character from his past films (Leonard, Cobb, Cooper, every real life soldier from Dunkirk, etc.) all colliding from […]

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Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice (1986) – A Personal Glimpse at Death

What David Bowie’s final LP Blackstar must’ve meant to him is likely what Tarkovsky’s final picture The Sacrifice must’ve meant to him too. Philosophy is tiring. Andrei Tarkovsky, the um… *ahem* philosophy connoisseur, seems exhausted of his own endless babbling, as he nears closer and closer to death. He’s gone full-on nihilistic, agonistic-mode on his […]

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Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Remains to be a Polarizing Conclusion for the Caped Crusader’s Iconic Trilogy

Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead; ??? Viewing Umm… so, The Dark Knight Rises: the third entry in The Dark Knight trilogy; the final entry, moreover, in The Dark Knight trilogy; the end to end all ends. We’ve got extreme terrorism, a few tasteful villains, a decent 45-minutes of Batman ass-kicking (whether giving or receiving), and some […]

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Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008) is Older Than a Decade Now Yet Still Feels Brand New

Warning: Spoilers Ahead; ??? Viewing You know you’ve seen a movie too many times when you can mummer nearly every line of dialogue simultaneously with the characters on screen. I have “kid me” to thank for this since the greatest Christmas present I ever received as a child was a DVD copy of The Dark […]

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Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins (2005) is Marginally Dated but Sufficient

??? Viewing Yeah, I saw that new Matt Reeves Batman trailer. Robert Pattinson as a Hot-Topic Batman? Paul Dano as a terrorist-driven Riddler? Uh-uh-uh… Zoë *faint* Kravitz. A murdered Alfred? Nirvana? I’m all for it. Anyways, it got me in the cinematic mood for some caped crusading… I like Batman Begins. As to my knowledge, […]

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No Country For Old Men (2007) – Depicting Our World as Ambiguous

Warning: Spoilers Ahead, 3rd Viewing Anton Chigurh is one of my all-time favorite antagonists in film history. Besides the fact that he’s the only dude who can somehow rock a bowl-cut, carries around a captive bolt stunner as a weapon against humans, and is performed by the great Javier Bardem, the baffling complexion of his […]

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (2012) – A Dissection of Human Relationships

Woke up with an unusually melancholy mental and physical state this morning, so you know what that means… Following up There Will Be Blood must be a leisureless task. How does one proceed what many deemed at the time and still today as one of the greatest motion pictures of the 21st century? There are […]