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  • The Old Man & the Gun

    The Old Man & the Gun

    ★★★★★

     “You know what I do when the door closes?”

    “What's that?”

    “I jump out the window.”

    I absolutely loved this movie the first time I watched it, and on this rewatch I liked it even more. It’s charming and endearing in a way that few films can manage. Robert Redford gives a stellar performance, and though he has walked back on the claims of retirement, this would be the perfect film for him to go out on. Like Daniel Day-Lewis…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★★

    A slow burning character study with amazing performances and transgressive, beautiful cinematography. The unraveling mystery plot kept me on the edge of my seat and the film is so thematically rich that it will take time to put it all together once the credits roll. Steven Yeun shines as the mysterious and wealthy Ben who seems charming and very nice but our protagonist and the audience can’t help but feel slightly suspicious of his motivations. Ben is definitely the most…

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  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    ★★★★

    I watched this a few days ago but I’ve had an extremely busy weekend AND I’ve been very sick so I didn’t get around to reviewing it. 

    I liked this film a lot, Tilda Swinton gives a fantastic performance which is what I always expect from her. Ezra Miller is great as the titular Kevin and John C. Reilly does good work in his supporting role. This is the first time I’ve seen Tilda playing a relatively normal character and…

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★★

    I love noir detective type stories and I also love playing with that formula to make an original story with familiar elements, it’s what makes movies like Blade Runner and Brick so interesting. So going into this knowing that it’s basically a sci-fi noir story mixed into the family action adventure genre had me excited because these mid level blockbusters are usually not my favorite films but I am always excited to see something play with an old and classic…

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    “Remember, what makes you different is what makes you Spider-Man.” 

    It is crazy to me that we’re in a year where Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War came out and this Sony animated film is the best superhero movie I’ve seen in 2018. It’s difficult to collect my rambling thoughts about how much I loved this film so this review won’t be very analytical. 

    Everything about this movie was so fresh, beautiful, and fun. The story was suprisingly mature for…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

    I’m not going to say much in this review because I know I’ll be seeing Endgame probably 2 or 3 more times in theaters. But I loved it. I have to give it this score simply for pulling this story off as well as they did. I found this movie so satisfying and enjoyable to watch, it was like fan service but in the best way possible because it all was earned and set up so well. 

    From a technical…