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  • Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

    Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

    I grew up wanting to be as cool as Carmen and Juni and now I’m 23 and still want to be as cool as Carmen and Juni

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

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

    The slow burn of realizing that Emma Stone betrayed us as much as she betrayed Sarah and the Queen, with her cute ears and wide eyes, was painful most of all, and she deserves to nonsexually rub the queens legs until the end of her days.
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    Stray Thought 1: the ending of this movie was more uncomfortable than anything I think I’ve experienced ever. If you’re gonna be gay and crying in front of a fireplace at least play…

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  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★★★

    I went into this with undeservedly low expectations and I was pleasantly surprised! The story here is actually good! It takes a while to get invested in the story because the conflict doesn’t kick in for quite some time (it’s not a traditional rags to riches plot, with conflict thrown in at every conceivable point) but once everything clicks, it really gets going.

    Try to forget Hugh Jackman’s poor singing in Les Mis, Michelle Williams’s lackluster performance in Manchester-by-the-sea, and Zac Efron’s history as HSM-come-frat bro typecast, because they each really shine in this movie in ways I did not expect.

  • American Animals

    American Animals

    ★★★★½

    This movie was a trip and a half, and quite the warmup for Ocean’s 8 tomorrow! I thought I’d had enough of the “slightly fictionalized docufilm feat. characters being interviewed” after Molly’s Game and I, Tonya, but the concept of using the real life people to drive the narrative was super attractive to me—especially through the contrasting of their different points of view. Spencer’s admission that his whole retelling of the story was colored through the lens of Warren’s recollection…