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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    It's great to see that Denis Villeneuve is not only a brilliant director, but also that he is rather versatile. Going from a gritty story about a war that lives by its own rules in Sicario to a story about encountering and gaining an understanding of the unknown in a simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking science fiction story is no easy feat to pull off. Added to that, his most recent films from Prisoners to Arrival have all been released within…

  • Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

    ★★★★★

    I know it's kind of silly to keep count and celebrate every time I reach a milestone review, in this case my 500th review. For one, I've never done this for money. Two, I don't have that many followers. Third and final, writing on this site sometimes feels harder to do, as years go by. There's an increasing tendency of toxic behavior showing up, or just sheer condescension from certain reviewers who think their opinion is the only objectively right…

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  • Death Proof

    Death Proof

    ★★

    Quickie:

    I thought I was going to have more to say about this but... it's just bad. I don't know how I never noticed that before, as I was kind of apologetic about it. I see what Tarantino tries to do with Stuntman Mike in deconstructing the cinematic portrayal of masculinity, but could he at least not have done something interesting with it!?


    There are good things about it. Every car scene is an absolute blast, and I did get…

  • Django Unchained

    Django Unchained

    ★★★★

    Ever since I saw this film, I was pretty convinced it was one of the best Tarantino films ever made. I even considered it the best Tarantino film since Pulp Fiction. After this rewatch, I noticed a lot more flaws to this than I had ever expected. But, I did still have lot of fun with it.


    The main reason why I still hold this film in high regard is the performances. Jamie Foxx delivers a performance as the stoic,…

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  • The Graduate

    The Graduate

    ★★★★★

    My Top 30 Favorite Films - #1


    More than a year and a half on Letterboxd, and now with my 200th review. This shouldn't be something to celebrate, as others might have written an amount of reviews that dwarfs mine in that same time span, but I just can't resist honoring my own ego. Maybe I just like being an asshole ;)


    Is The Graduate the most technically impressive film ever made? Is it the film with the deepest subject…

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★★

    After his brother Joe's (Kyle Chandler) death, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a janitor living in Boston, becomes the legal guardian of Joe's son Patrick, which forces Lee to temporarily move from Boston to Manchester-by-the-Sea, a town that still carries haunting memories of a tragic past for Lee. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea is a film that deals with grief, the isolation it can cause, and the absurdities of society's treatment of death. It also happens…