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  • Queen of Earth

    Queen of Earth

    For the most part, Queen of Earth didn't do anything for me. Good acting, good cinematography, GREAT score, but the writing was weak, so I was always aware I was watching people act, which is always an unpleasant thing. I don't know, I'm pretty alone in this, but I feel like Alex Ross Perry mimics other directors' styles so intensely (Polanski in this, Woody Allen in Listen Up Philip), and so the end result always comes off lackluster and disingenuous.…

  • The Tribe

    The Tribe

    One of the most unique pieces of cinema I've ever seen. Intriguing, gut-wrenching, brutal, and unflinching, The Tribe is an absolute must-see.

  • Make Way for Tomorrow

    Make Way for Tomorrow

    An absolutely heartbreaking story of love and growing old. Not surprising that it inspired Tokyo Story, one of the best films ever made, in my opinion.

  • Incendies

    Incendies

    Could have been a brilliant ending if not for a glaring plothole. An otherwise brilliantly made film.

  • Creep

    Creep

    Mark Duplass is great.

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    Wow, that was almost as bland as Jurassic World.

  • Certified Copy

    Certified Copy

    Wow. Just wow. Absolutely masterful.

  • House

    House

    ★★★★★

    Hands down the most absolutely batshit film I've ever come across. I loved every second of it.

  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    ★★★★★

    Superman.

  • Lava

    Lava

    ★★★★

    I thought this was cute as fuck, man, I dunno.

  • Coherence

    Coherence

    ★★★★½

    Now that's the trippy sci-fi shit I do like.

  • Primer

    Primer

    ★★★½

    A solid rating because there was nothing wrong with the film, but I can't rate it any higher because I didn't fucking understand it. I'm not sure it's even comprehensible. Who even knows.