First Cow (2020)

Despite a bizarre finale, FC’s a gentle-and-refined directorial tale of 1820’s pastoral manifest destiny, foundation of American capitalism, masculinity, & natural/human friendships by a grassroots Rechardt love-letter to film’s lost genre: westerns. 8/10.
[category:western/periodhistorical,date:2020-12-07,rate:8,type:movies]
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AHS: 1984

Brilliance in 1984 Golden-Age slasher flick concept with spectacular fogset lake-camp location setting, seasoned Roberts/Lourd-led cast, & unapologetic ’80’s-isms in atmosphere – cruelly held back by a killer-problematic, contrived plot. 7.3/10.
[category:horror/periodhistorical/slasher,date:2019-06-02,rate:7.3,type:tvshows]
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Mank (2020)

The behind-the-scenes creation of Citizen Kane, Mank is a dream ciné-experience chronicling the avant-garde writing of a masterpiece with orgasmic meta-analysis, blithe axioms, ’30’s paean, Fincher/Oldman-pedigree, glorious chiaroscuro. 9.2/10.
[category:drama/film-noir/period-historical/political-drama,date:2020-12-02,rate:9.2,type:movies]
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Wonder Woman 1984

The perfect dosage of optimism for 2020, WW84 is a classic Golden-Age DC sequel out a time-capsule – epic ’80’s nostalgia, potency of emotion, diverse genre-mixes, valorous action scenes, allegorical complexity, darkly-characterized villains. 7.5/10.
[category:actionadventure/comic-book-movies-tv/mystery/periodhistorical,date:2020-06-05,rate:7.5,type:movies]
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Joker (2019)

An ultra-dark sociopathological study steeped in deep nihilistic psychology with wildly-violent social commentary, Joker is A Clockwork Orange x Taxi Driver x RFAD with a career performance by Phoenix on the origins of supervillains. 8.7/10.
[category:drama/comic-book-movies-tv/psychological/political-drama/revengethriller,date:2019-09-20,rate:8.7,type:movies]
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