Aaron White

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Favorite films

  • Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour
  • Miss Americana
  • Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour
  • Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions

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  • Leave the World Behind

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  • Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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  • Suzume

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  • The First Slam Dunk

    The First Slam Dunk

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    I will once again be begging The Academy to nominate an anime film this year. THE FIRST SLAM DUNK is gorgeously animated to show the physicality and speed of the game of basketball and also strongly capture human emotion with its mixture of hand-drawn and CGI styles. It's brilliantly structured, taking place over the course of a single HS playoff game, with a deeply moving core story about overcoming grief and chasing dreams mixed with exhilarating detailed on-court action. It is in fact, well, a slam dunk.

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    Click here to listen to my spoiler-free review on Feelin' Film Podcast

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

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    Quite possibly the best animation in film ever - an artful masterpiece of strikingly different but equally gorgeous styles to represent the various worlds inhabited by the many creative and unique characters in the Spider-verse. A deeply emotional, layered, epic, awesome, and heavy story plays out that challenges relationships and builds toward some terrifying stakes as the narrative forces the idea of whether or not one should change fate onto the dual protagonists of Miles and Gwen. This is the…

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  • Leave the World Behind

    Leave the World Behind

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    There are moments in this when it is clicked on all cylinders and feels like the build-up could lead to something truly special. It's painfully stretched out, though, and while I was satisfied with the ending reveal and especially scathing final scene that says a lot about how this current generation might cope during an extinction-level event, I was only intermittently compelled throughout the story. The ominous, pulse-pounding score and sound design do a lot of good to elevate this,…

  • Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros

    Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros

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    There's a lot more to running a three-star Michelin restaurant than just putting great food on a plate, and across four thoroughly detailed hours, Wiseman documents every facet of such from farm and concept to table. There is plenty of mouth-watering food shown for sure, sadly the stuff that only the ultra-wealthy clientele of this place will ever be able to taste, and despite some lapses of interest at times because of the purely observational style of filmmaking employed (and…

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

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    When everything is a joke, is anything actually funny? The first half is overly ridiculous and toothless even for Waititi. The CGI is often awful. The second half makes actual attempts at emotion, but it feels soooooo forced at this point and barely works. Luckily a terrifying Christian Bale as Gorr is at least something worth paying attention to for the performance even if they completely waste a badass villain concept by rushing through it. I LOVE where it ended…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

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    Dark, gritty, and moody, this is a bleak story that provides the Dark Knight an opportunity to showcase his great detective skills more so than maybe ever before. The action is exciting, too, and feels like the fight choreographers must have played the excellent series of Arkham games. Cinematography, score, and Zoe Kravitz are all aces, while Pattinson shines as the Bat and mostly bores as endlessly depressed Bruce. Serkis as Alfred is fine, but forgettable, and Dano as The…