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  • Peel

    Peel

    ★★★

    A gentle film showing admiration to the human circumstance and our constant struggle to belong. Every single one of us, we truly are enough. It shows that it’s okay to not be perfect & come as we are, regardless of our weaknesses or characteristics. It’s such a sentimental and uplifting story about family coming together. A lovely indie darling.

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  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    ★★★½

    Hands down Melissa McCarthy’s best performance in YEARS! I can’t stress that enough. She’s an actual character and not the butt of every fat joke. She and Richard E. Grant are fun to watch on screen together and they have perfect chemistry. It’s pretty straightforward but I love the sense of style and atmosphere you get from the film back in the 90’s era.

  • The Tale

    The Tale

    ★★★★

    A true experience about an uncomfortable topic. I’m amazed how the director Jennifer Fox was able to go so I depth into her past. At times it can be undoubtedly hard to watch. But at the same time she was able to tell evens in a way that was both creative and fresh. This is difficult to watch but definitely one that should be seen by many.

  • Pulp Fiction

    Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★½

    Pulp Fiction brings a modern definition to the word "Cult Classic". Even if you don't love the movie as a whole. You'll find something to enjoy within its multiple stories. A Film Student's Bible "So To Speak".

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  • Toy Story

    Toy Story

    ★★★★★

    A masterful landmark in animation that observes the preservation of moral values in the midst of feud, existential crisis, and assured impermanence...All through the eyes of talking plastic lol. Toy Story is a classic Pixar movie. It has a long list of amazing characters and It paved the way for animation in an enormous way. Beautifully written, charming and it's funny as it is revolutionary.

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  • Escape Room

    Escape Room

    ★★★

    A solid mishmash of Final destination and Saw that has a fun and engaging first half until it inevitably falls apart by the end. Still enjoyable & I like the premise. This is a welcome film franchise that will rise and fizzle out with terrible sequels once they release Escape room 2, 3, 4 and 5 but that’s ok. Just like with the saw movies, I’ll be there every opening weekend to watch them.

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  • Bring It On

    Bring It On

    ★★★½

    The Best Movie Peyton Reed Has Ever Made>>>>>Both Ant-Man Movies

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  • Native Son

    Native Son

    ★★★

    Starts off great then the tension slowly builds up to the breaking point and then sadly it just derails Big’s character off in a totally different direction than what they previously setup. However, Ashton's performance from beginning to end was excellent. The whole cast bought depth to their characters, no matter small or big their onscreen time was. The scenery was really well thought out and it draws you in. The settings felt intimate and it exemplified the rawness of each character. It set itself up for a great film, but the execution was just disappointing.

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  • DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story

    ★★★½

    "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball".

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  • Plus One

    Plus One

    ★★★½

    Love is about finding someone you wanna hang out with as long as humanely possible & try not to screw it up. But you will mess up. No matter how hard you try, your going to get in your own way. But if you learn from your mistakes, you might just build something even better.

    Just a marvelous story about friendship with two great performances coming from the leads, especially Maya Erskine. Her charm & personality is all over the screen. Not…

  • Head Count

    Head Count

    ★★★

    Head Count is a Cabin in the woods X It comes at night scenario that enacts on plain terror, mythology, suspense, & a constant sense of paranoia that withstands this chill back thriller worth of every misdirection, visual manipulation & anxiety raising breakdown of reality. It’s not the best directed thriller out there but Elle Callahan directorial debut is sure to turn some heads.

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  • Looking Glass

    Looking Glass

    ★½

    Bad Times At The El Royale - If it was terrible, had no sense of direction, character development, style, substance or anything for that matter.