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  • A Ghost Story
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
  • Waltz with Bashir
  • The Prestige

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★★

  • Red Rocket

    ★★

  • Spencer

    ★★★★

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★

    The last time I paid both the monetary and the emotional prices to experience an MCU movie in theaters was 1,629 days ago, when I saw Spider-Man: Homecoming. At the time, I walked out of the theater dissatisfied with what I referred to as trivial characters, unimaginative storytelling, and an overwhelmingly stale and formulaic feel. Rather than hoisting my shield and continuing to bludgeon my way through the coming onslaught of Marvel's cinematic phases, I raised the white flag and…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    As I get older, the list of directors whose work I’m committed to consistently seeking out continues to grow. Long as that list may be, it stands that one of the first names to enter those ranks (for me, at least) was Darren Aronofsky. This isn't to say all of his films are perfect. On the contrary, I’ve only ever truly loved one of his films. Still, the man had never put out a feature that didn’t offer substantial intrigue,…

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  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    2021 provided me with more than one musical breath of fresh air, and it would seem I primarily have Lin-Manuel to thank for that. Encanto succeeds as a true Disney musical in its effort to intertwine song and story so thoroughly that one essentially cannot exist without the other. So often, these fairytales are riddled with stereotypical, sing-along songs, and one or two emotional overloads aimed at garnering praises and prizes. These are all well and good in their own…

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★

    Red Rocket resonates very little with me. That’s not to say I need to identify with a film for me to enjoy it. Rather, I feel I have a solid grasp for what Baker’s going for with this venture, but I fail to appreciate the matter in which he expresses it. Mikey doesn’t need to be punished for his behavior, but the lack of punishment (or any kind of repercussion, really) within the world of this story really leaves me pondering whether…

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  • Valentine's Day

    Valentine's Day

    ★½

    Jessica Alba is dating Ashton Kutcher, who works with George Lopez, and sold flowers to Patrick Dempsey, who's two-timing on Jennifer Garner, who's the teacher of Bryce Robinson(?), who's the son of Julia Roberts, who flew on a plane with Bradley Cooper, who's in a relationship with Eric Dane(?), who's interviewed by Queen Latifah, who's the boss of Anne Hathaway, who recently started seeing Topher Grace, who had a conversation with Hector Elizondo(?), who's married to Shirley MacLane, who employs…

  • Trust

    Trust

    ★★★★

    This movie is just awful. I don't mean that it's poorly made, but that it's a dreadful thing to watch. Personally, I think it's scarier than most horror movies of today. It's hard to put into words. Acting is great, story's engaging, and this is just a really sad movie.