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  • Dangerously Close

    Dangerously Close

    ★★★★½

    A neo-noir about a fascist police state of high school hall monitors. Feels like a predecessor of Rian Johnson’s Brick in its self-serious tone and slightly otherworldly high school setting. Beautifully shot, great music, and surprisingly relevant. Need to see more Pyun NOW!!!!

  • Over the Edge

    Over the Edge

    ★★★★

    Over the Hedge is essentially a remake of this film

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★

    Really tight well constructed murder mystery story with great performances all around (there's really not a weak link here acting-wise), but I can't help but think the political message of this film is kind of ill conceived, especially since Marta is constantly at the mercy of her rich white employer and is ultimately only able to liberate herself and her family through being cited in his will, so that even in Harlan's death she is indebted to him. Marta ultimately…

  • It

    It

    ★★½

    Not at all bad, but very derivative of the classic teen movies that I'm tried of hearing about. It feels very pandering in the way that it feeds off of nostalgia and the popularity of Stranger Things (which is in general much better). The characters here are pretty underdeveloped and there were lots of really obnoxiously cliched things. I feel kind of bad because I'm definitely making it sound like I hate thing movie, which I don't. It was a…