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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

    As potent as the first time I saw it, Spider-Man 2 retains its legacy of being an authentic ode to the selflessness of heroism, and the double sided coin of it.

    With injections of horror, comedy and action, Raimi's second entry into his trilogy has everything. But it chooses to hone in on the identity crisis Peter Parker faces and what he means to his city.

    Spider-Man 2 works because it feels like a rightful representation of what that struggle…

  • Carol

    Carol

    ★★★★★

    Endlessly dreamy. Enthralling moments of awe, love, and tragedy. So few films are able to observe such suspension of time. From the first touch of Carol's hand on Therese's shoulder, even without context, the physical gestures are quietly breathtaking - every stare, smile, and graze meaning more than the last. Each time I return to Haynes' winter romance the world only reaches as far as the edges of the grain, the real one dissipates. A total transportation back in time and love.

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  • Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors

    Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors

    ★★½

    Was hoping for nicer animation but I don't have many complaints about this. Certainly feels more targeted at kids than a lot of the DCAU stuff, though, which doesn't bode well for me — a grown ass woman 💀. Cool that they got Chloe Bennet as Daisy. Haven't watched Agents of Shield in a long time but recognised her voice quickly.

    Will probably watch some others of these, if anyone's got recommendations for which of The Marvel Rising stuff is the best, I'm all ears.

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    "I saw her for a last time. She did not see me."

    I often think of all the people throughout history that had no choice but to love in secret. Whose every day lives were weighed on by a repression that crushed their hearts and filled them with unspeakable resentment for a world that wasn't ready for them yet. It's solitude, and emotional torture. And all they could hope for was "in another life...".

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire…

  • Summer of 84

    Summer of 84

    ★½

    I lose followers every time I make these types of complaints but I don't need fragility in my life so here we go: I'm tired of the same 'group of teenage boys solve a mystery' story. Almost every review of Summer of 84 comments on how it rides the nostalgia-porn wave that the likes of Stranger Things brought on and that's correct. Every archetype, trope etc. is there.

    But this weirded me out more than usual with multiple conversations about…