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  • Dope

    Dope

    ★★★★

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

    Beautiful film about social acceptance, wrong place, wrong time and doing what you need to do to finesse a system meant to fail and hold you back. One of the main things I enjoyed about this film was how the background music fit with whatever situation was happening and it would— stop— when there was a awkward moment, then continue after that awkward moment passed. Great job on score.
    Character wise, Shameik Moore was incredible and the even though this…

  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★½

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    One of the best films of 2016. Beautiful story, dialogue and cinematography. Only thing I’d say needed some work was the cohesiveness of the script and time stamps. I wish we could’ve seen what happened to his “father” or at the least the funeral. Basically murmuring out that he passed away was bad, rushed writing because the film started off with him anyway so the audience grew a connection. We deserved to know specifically what happened and it could’ve added…

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  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★★

    It's like Final Destination meets Night at the Museum, with art. Very nightmarish. Very dark, solemn, suspenseful tones which I feel like is always a part of art. Jake Gyllenhaal can pull of ANY role, I swear.

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★½

    This is my favorite film of 2014 & my third favorite film of all time. Wes Anderson's mind is genius. The all-star cast featuring the likes of Owen Wilson, Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, etc. were all strong & nobody really "carried" the film.

    I loved the cinematography in this. The hues of each scene, especially inside the hotel were beautiful. Pinks & greens & oranges. The soft tones were easy on my eyes and made the watching experience that much more enjoyable.…