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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★½

    I wish I could say this was as good as Get Out, but unfortunately I can't.

    Us is the sophomore feature film by the, now acclaimed, Jordan Peele. After his commercial and critical success of his first movie, expectations were incredibly high. Many of us, including myself, figured Peele was going to make the next great horror flick, and although it is incredibly made in many areas, it does not live up to such expectations.

    The things the film did…

  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing

    ★★★★½

    "War Crimes are defined by winners. I'm a winner. So I can make my own definition."

    I was born in Bangladesh before immigrating to America when I was 2. My people were victims of genocide by the Pakistani in 1971 where 3 million people were killed. This is a burden I carry and will never forget.

    The Act of Killing is a documentary that looks into the lives of gangsters in Indonesia who participated in the mass genocide of "communists"…

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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    "I don't know if what's happening is fair, but it's the only thing I can think of that's close to justice."

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer was the 3rd movie I have seen by Yorgos Lanthimos, and although it is my least favorite, it is still a great watch in general. It is hard to give a synopsis on the film without spoiling it, and I went into the film completely blind and I'm glad I did.

    Where the…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★

    Not the most special Marvel movie, but definitely has its shining moments.

    For the most part Captain Marvel is a run-of-the-mill origin story. Everything one would expect to get from an origin story. The problem I have with the film is it does little to portray this story in a way we haven’t seen over and over again. However, where the movie lacks in presentation, it makes up for in diverting expectation of established universe lore. I won’t get into…