Mo Shafeek

Mo Shafeek

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  • Black Is King

    Black Is King

    ★★★★

    Weird that Disney financed two Lion King remakes within a year of each other - called one of them “live action” when it was really a cartoon, and dumped the superior, actual live action one on their streaming platform.

  • The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

    ★★★½

    I finally learned that Wes Anderson poached his closing credits to Life Aquatic from this movie and suddenly that movie makes so much more sense to me.

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    “When I made this I was going through a break up. I’m all better now” - Ari Aster, introducing this film. 

    Slow clap. 

    Also, the most honest representation of tripping on mushrooms I’ve ever seen on film.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★½

    So I liked it more the third time than either of the previous two times.

    Maybe I have Stockholm syndrome.

    Maybe I was finally able to let the stupidity wash over me and allow it to just try to entertain me.

    Maybe I could finally just see it less cynically, and see the utter desperation to be loved underneath.

    Either way, it’s fascinating to watch the chemical reaction of a movie that runs entirely on emotional fumes because the idea…