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Archive | October, 2019

The Irishman Review

29 Oct

The Irishman is a 209 minute congregation of the various films and themes Scorsese has been working on for decades. It’s a distinct distillation of his evocative religious pieces and his dynamic gangster pieces, and a perfect example of how these two types of films make perfect sense coming from the same director. The basic framework of the story has been done before, both by Scorsese and by many others, and it’s the type of story that is its own dying breed – as it should be, I’ve seen enough antiheroes struck with regret to last a lifetime. However, it’s Martin Scorsese through and through, and the man knows how to make a great┬ámovie.

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Parasite Review

3 Oct

Parasite is, in no uncertain terms, fucking great. It’s funny and suspenseful and deeply powerful. It’s genuinely creative and unpredictable in a way that we don’t often see, and it has an acute understanding of the physical and emotional boundaries of social class. More than anything, it is at its core concerned with human beings, specifically families, and the ways in which they navigate, construct, and even break down those boundaries. Empathy is of the utmost importance in this story. Continue reading

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