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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Fight Club
  • Ad Astra
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  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★★

  • Jaws: The Revenge

    ★½

  • Jaws

    ★★★★★

  • The Last Wave

    ★★★★

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★½

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

    I am reminded of Mike Flanagan's most recent miniseries, Midnight Mass, where a Catholic priest has an awe-inspiring encounter with a divine being, which he quickly assumes is an angel sent by God. Returning to his parish, his congregation quickly becomes enamoured by the spiritual gifts he seems to possess, as they see him perform dramatic displays of healing. The parishioners soon discover that behind the spectacles they are witnessing is something more diabolical, preying upon them. As a society…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    I finally got around to seeing Tony Scott's Top Gun in preparation for Maverick, and while the flight sequences are thrilling, "Danger Zone" and "Take My Breath Away" are repeated ad nauseam and the sweat-soaked characters are paper thin at the best of times. I really don't have any particular fondness for the original, so I wasn't in desperate need of any fan service going in to Maverick. While it certainly relies on nostalgia for the original, Maverick is a…

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  • Jaws: The Revenge

    Jaws: The Revenge

    ★½

    Surprisingly slightly more watchable than Jaws 3-D! One of the best shark-themed Christmas movies I’ve ever seen. Also, apparently everyone in the Carribean speaks with a Jamaican accent?

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★½

    Søren Kierkegaard defined anxiety as the "dizziness of freedom." In many ways, the title of Joachim Trier's film The Worst Person in the World captures this anxiety of moral choices, as we have the capacity to entertain even the most terrifying decisions. Just as we may feel a sense of fear by even considering the possibility of hurling ourselves off of a cliff, we see Julie, the film's protagonist, on the precipice of adulthood, contemplating all the ways that she…

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  • Newness

    Newness

    ★★★

    You can't have a movie about millenials without a scene including avocados on toast...

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    Green Room is Saulnier's transition from primary colours to secondary colours.

    This time he experiments with a palette of natural and artificial greens, reflecting the true and artificial nature of the characters portrayed in the film. A common thread between this and Blue Ruin is how Saulnier exposes his characters. At first, they seem to have a tough exterior, but traumatic events in the film reveal their true and vulnerable selves.

    The Ain't Rights are no exception, a punk band…