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  • Malignant
  • StageFright: Aquarius
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Spider-Man 2

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  • Pearl Harbor

    ★½

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★½

  • 28 Days Later

    ★★★★½

  • Happiness

    ★½

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  • Spider-Man 3

    Spider-Man 3

    ★★★★★

    I forgive you.

    holy fucking shit. an absolute triumph of cinematic empathy. the first two films lay the theory, especially spiderman 2 with its cathartic humanism, but this is the praxis. this dynamic is actually shown quite early on as peter attempts to fix MJ's trauma-informed pain with broad platitudes highly resembling the takeaways from the first movie, only for them to be almost insultingly insufficient. not because they were untrue, but because they are only groundwork. the broadness of…

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    ★★★★★

    I am. I was.

    before i sat down to watch this, i promised myself that in the eventual review i would absolutely never drudge up the endless worthless routine that is hand-wringing about which overexposed Singular Authorial Voice is most prominent or god forbid the "correct lens" thru which to view this. however i find myself bringing it up in spite of my own instincts because i think i must believe that the fact that this film is orphaned, that…

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  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor

    ★½

    i cant even get like. super super mad ab the fact that the whole thing is bullshit propaganda because its so ineffectual at selling its own ideals, im almost willing to call the fact that the only part that feels like it has any real enjoyable craft involves the americans Losing Really Bad admirable in and of itself. but man, micheal bay is easily the worst part of this movie, the direction for any scene, even other action scenes, that…

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★★½

    tragedy without an ounce of bitterness, an understanding ear is somehow extended to literally every character, even ones who i assumed would turn out to be manipulative or duplicitous are just, Sincere People, i dont think there's a single person in this movie who doesnt just say what they mean. theres a lot this movie captures that i love about musicals but that transparency backed up with that lush and expressive score nonstop reinforcing every moment, man idk i wish…

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★★★

    stunning harmony of pulpy thrills and heartfelt horror, id be satisfied with either but together they create something extremely singular, visceral, and likely unforgettable for me.

    in general i didnt know wan had these kindsa chops in him??? there are cohesive effects achieved across the whole movie, most notably a dollhouse-like spatial playfulness, communicated with way more imagination and varied techniques then the eternally symmetrical and center-frame focus of something theoretically similar like hereditary (which in hindsight im not filmically…

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★★★

    somewhat averse to the modern superhero look and structure (especially this kind of Third Act, even if the actual final fight isnt too bad) but superhero stories are often power fantasies and yaknow what, Killing Malthusian Rich People With Ripped And Huge Tongued Protective Boyfriend Inside You The Whole Time is unquestionably my flavor of degeneracy. the fact that the whole movie is clearly supposed to be more Normal then it ends up being does kinda add to this!!!! hardy…