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  • Oh Mercy

    Oh Mercy

    ★★★

    Cannes 2019
    Film #31

    A long first act which seems like a series of vignettes, show that the lieutenant (Roschdy Zem) is capable of sniffing out false reports. Then when Claude (Léa Seydoux) and Marie (Sara Forestier) are accused of a crime, it is unveiled as an “aha” moment that the lieutenant is once again able to see through their lies. 

    Marie doesn’t want a lawyer, because she’s “innocent”. I feel as if her stance is meant to show that…

  • Matthias & Maxime

    Matthias & Maxime

    ★★★

    Cannes 2019
    Film #30

    “At a certain point, you outgrow the jokes and the songs.”

    The setup felt never ending. The film is called Matthias and Maxime, and yet the opening has a bunch of “bros” sitting around drinking, smoking, and talking trash. It solidifies that they’ve known each other a long time, but the relationship between Matt (Gabriel D’Almeida Freitas) and Max (Xavier Dolan) is never really focused on or explored until the very end. Little hints are dropped…

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★½

    I never really followed Queen that much, but the music was so part of the culture in the ‘80s that I knew most of the songs without ever really having sought them out.

    Rami Malek embodies Freddie Mercury. At the end, they showed a picture of Freddie Mercury and his parents. Rami and the actors who played his parents looked identical to the real people. 

    Lucy Boynton is perfect as the young, beautiful girl who falls in love with Freddie.…

  • Happy Death Day 2U

    Happy Death Day 2U

    ★★★½

    The sequel gets a little playful. It wants to be Back to the Future and Groundhog's Day. Also, there are elements of Final Destination. I love how it plays with time and different dimensions. I would NOT recommend seeing this movie if you haven't seen the first one, as the character, Tree, explains everything that happens in the first movie to the last detail. I guess that is helpful for a refresher, but not helpful if you haven't seen the…