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  • The Queen's Gambit

    The Queen's Gambit

    ★★★★½

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    The most tragic bit of this series was Mr. Shaibel. I loved that Beth made the mistake of never directly thanking him or keeping in touch with him. Such a wonderful illustration of the mistakes we make as young people that we will regret forever. Absolutely heartbreaking.

    The design of the very logical and analytical main character, Beth, experiencing growing pains as she navigates a resilient and genius childhood, partly alone, but on the other hand surrounded by friends,…

  • Scream

    Scream

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★

    Did not expect that accent! If you've seen it, you know.

    Despite the simple character creation and political pandering, this was a pretty fresh take on the mystery genre.

    Chris Evans was paid millions to wear beat up sweaters and I'm here for it. He looked humongous because of the layers they had to add to hide his gigantic muscles.

  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★½

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    Is it self indulgent? Yeah. Is it still good?? Yeah.

    Excellent acting and pretty wild writing. So interesting to become comfortable with the character of Otis, who is more mature and put together at 12 than his dad.

    Unfortunate to watch James (the dad character) being a scum bag. This movie was definitely written out of a place of love, though. I was glad some of the messier details were included, like James being a sex offender, even though…