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  • Disturbia

    Disturbia

    ★★★★

    it’s literally male gaze the movie, suffers from 2000s beauty standards/mainstream racial quotas - but it’s thrilling, funny, well-written (except for the more hamfisted teen movie elements), and had me properly invested. some incredible cinematography. maybe my favorite shia role! would have loved to see this in theatres, i’m sure i wouldn’t have been cheering alone.

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★★

    i wish i had grown up with pokémon movies like this one.

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★½

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

    it will be in all of us.

    i want to give this 5 stars because this is officially entering the comfort film canon for me but there’s still a few things i want to get rid of. but it’s visually the most beautiful thing i can think of. i deeply appreciate how much restraint Garland is working with here. it makes living in each and every detail of the movie that much more rewarding.

  • Blue Velvet

    Blue Velvet

    ★★★½

    here are some confessions. this is the first david lynch thing i have ever actually experienced to completion (even though his work fascinates me). i feel like i waited too long to watch this — think this would be way more my jam if i were 6 or so years younger.

    the cinematography is spellbinding, the story is painful and occasionally gripping, the writing oscillates between stoically hilarious and something short of profound. sometimes the whimsy of the main character…