• Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The women in this are just as incredible as the first time I saw it, and the subjects addressed are just as important. I only dock it for the white savior-y moments that I've since learned didn't actually happen and therefore were solely to draw attention to a cis white male as a hero when the real heroes are the women themselves. Aside from that, though, it's lovely.

  • Almost Human

    Almost Human

    ★★½

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    I would've gone for three stars, but I had to dock a half for being just utterly underwhelmed by the main female character. Her treatment by most people in the movie was not great (being shamed for getting engaged after 2 years of her former partner disappearing??? uhh) and on top she just had little substance to her aside from being there to scream. Granted, it is an 80s throwback so that's not out of the question for that style…

  • Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?)

    Alien Autopsy: (Fact or Fiction?)

    ★★★

    Aw man, I'm glad they respected the poor alien by blurring it's business. This was so much fun.

  • Gargoyles

    Gargoyles

    ★★½

    This movie would be half as long if there weren't so damn many scenes where they did sort-of-slow-mo. Kinda dug and would prob smooch head gargoyle guy tho so, u kno.

    I also give it points for having it be a dad/daughter relationship instead of romantic junk, and the gargoyles as a species had the opposite of the usual gendered deal design-wise. The main male looked more human while the lady gargoyles had beaks and fluff and shit going on instead of being sexualized inexplicably.

  • Alien Abduction

    Alien Abduction

    ★★★½

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    There was so much to love about this one, but Corey and Sean in particular both stood out to me.

    I don't mind found footage films as a whole, but I do get hung up sometimes-- especially in horror-- on the 'why would someone still be holding onto a camera at this point oh my god just run' of it. The fact that they addressed this by including an autistic character was so wonderful! It makes so much sense, of…

  • At the Earth's Core

    At the Earth's Core

    ★★

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    Peter Cushing def is the best part tbh. Also the cute poc guy that helps out, but he should've been the main character honestly.

  • The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

    The Christmas That Almost Wasn't

    ★★

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    Santa facing real problems of needing to pay rent, get a job, and have a lawyer is a strange, strange thing.

  • The McPherson Tape

    The McPherson Tape

    ★★½

    This was fun in it's genuineness, and felt like a real family in the beginning complete with several conversations going at once/talking over each other/lame jokes/etc.

  • The Stakelander

    The Stakelander

    ★★½

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    It wasn't bad, but it also had a lot of unnecessary lady-killing for dudes to be sad. Shout out to the cute rough tough gay guys tho.

  • A Line in the Sand

    A Line in the Sand

    ★★★★

    My sibling is a huge Jon Bernthal fan, so she wanted me to see this with her. I'm really glad she did, it was an incredibly moving performance by him. It's a great examination of classism, the nasty politics of the police and cities in general, and even touches on some racism.

    I didn't go higher on stars mostly because there is some problematic language used, so be aware of ableism and misogyny.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

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    I understand the criticisms for this movie and even would agree with some, like wanting more time with the characters despite it being hard when there's so many of them and only so much time. It is also a downer, I know it's for the greater good~ but listen. I still cry. It's an interesting risk in a sense in being so unique and different in comparison, and the diversity is So Good.

  • Beyond the Gates

    Beyond the Gates

    ★★★★

    This is my third time watching it, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first. It's a great throwback to 80s horror without being purely that, and a bunch of references with no substance. It's fun and eerie, and the music is perfect.

    tw for: abuse, it's only mentioned but includes parental abuse and spouse abuse
    epilepsy
    alcoholism mention