I became a finalist in the 2022 Gen Z Critics Contest with this essay on Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.”
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In one of my most interesting interviews of all time, I spoke with Valladares about how Stanford nurtured his passion for film and his insights on film criticism and the movie industry.
I watched movies in 12 languages, including works by Fellini, Paul Thomas Anderson, Bo Burnham, Scorsese, Kore-eda, and Jackie Chan.
I watched 50 more movies between 2/5 and 4/15. Also, 6 more recommendations for you to watch.
I’ve decided to be a full-blown film buff. Here are are the 50 movies I’ve watched as of Feb 4, 2021. Also, 7 recommended movies for you to watch.
I got Netflix for the first time and watched 48 full-length movies in basically 4 months.
“Darkest Hour” is alright– until the plot turns painfully contrived and, frankly, baffling by the end. Gary Oldman is the only truly laudable part of this film, which drags on for far too long otherwise.
The Youtube legends visited my school, and I took this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to snap some pictures with them.
The Shape of Water is both harrowing and sensual: an idealistic fairytale and a portrayal of a universal, harsh reality.
Venice and Telluride snag Best Picture wins; Cannes, not so much.
Historic wins from Peele, Deakins, and del Toro; questionable misses for Lady Bird and Get Out.
Good lineup overall, but the race comes down to two difficult but necessary films in the current polarized climate.
The cultural landmark has ways to go before the rightful attention it deserves will subside.