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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★½

    I really understand people's frustration with this film and Aaron Sorkin's writing style in general. However, Newsroom is one of my favourite TV shows so ultimately I knew his writing would compel me in all the right ways. I understand that his dialogue is self-indulgent, aspirational and in no way indicative of authenticity but so much of what I love about the medium of film is the suspension of disbelief, so that aspect of his style has never really bothered…

  • Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

    ★★★★★

    if time travel or parallel universes ever become a thing, the first thing i would do is travel to the timeline in which they adapted all the books with this exact creative team. this is elite, this is the superior adaptation. the actors, the cinematography (by eight time academy award nominee, three time winner emmanuel lubezki), the costume design, the soundtrack by thomas newman which i personally think is the single greatest score ever composed for film. it’s all perfect. this franchise deserved more films, this is the hill i will die on.

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  • Barbie as Rapunzel

    Barbie as Rapunzel

    ★★★★

    the paintbrush dress sequence gets me every time

  • It

    It

    ★★

    Quick disclaimer, I have not read Stephen King's mammoth novel nor watched the first film adaptation of this, so I'm judging it completely on its own merit, and spoiler alert, there's not much merit. And although most of what I have to say in this review is negative, I still did somewhat enjoy watching this as I love the genre, and the cinematography was nice in places.

    So, if you've seen any generic 80s friendship adventure movie such as the…