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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    No sign of a sophomore slump to be found here. Ari Aster, like a few before him, has became an exception to that rule, even going so far as to improve on this second feature outing. I truly believe this is better in every aspect to the already critically acclaimed debut Hereditary.

    Midsommar was such a strange and unique experience. I know the film wears its Wickerman influences on its sleeves but I feel that is only surface value compared…

  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★

    Not to be purposefully contrarian, but this is one of those rare occasions, where I feel completely outside of the box that everyone else is in. I just cannot fathom the reasons why this film is getting so much praise, and it feels strange to even try to make that argument in which the film is undeserving, when it is not even a bad movie. It just feels like a more freshly polished mediocre one.

    Don't get me wrong, I…

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  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    Hyperboles do not matter when discussing Persona because the film is all but stated in fact that it is not only Bergman's masterpiece but holding the incredible feat of being considered one of if not the best film ever made.

    There are many factors that go into Persona carrying this title perhaps even too many to explain or be able to fit in this review but needless to say it has every element that a perfect film should have. From…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    Watching Malick's 'The Tree of Life' has become a religious experience for me. One that literally brings me to my knees, finds my hands clenched tight, and tears in my eyes. There has rarely ever seen before more beauty on film than what is shown here. Emmanuel Lubezki captures the very essence of life on celluloid which was absolutely necessary for this film to contain.

    Malick's film explores themes of evil existing in a world of beauty and grace. The…