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  • Blue Velvet
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  • Belle

    ★★★★

  • Angel

    ★★★½

  • Thief

    ★★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★½

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  • Belle

    Belle

    ★★★★

    Belle is the latest film from director Mamoru Hosoda and its an extravagant, emotional film that stumbles near the end but still lands on solid footing. This film is about Suzu, a 17 year old girl who is still suffering from PTSD after witnessing the death of her mother at a young age. She discovers the online world called "U" and creates an online persona named Belle. Belle becomes the most watched character in "U" (she has over 200 million…

  • Angel

    Angel

    ★★★½

    Angel is a melancholic, mature drama that treats its audience with respect. Director Ernst Lubitsch implies the emotional outbursts and actions of his characters rather than showing them in a blunt way like majority of directors would have done at the time. I personally love this approach to telling the grand old story of a bored housewife falling in love with another man because it makes the main character far more interesting and mysterious than she would've been if Lubitsch…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    I never thought I was ever going to see a good and faithful adaptation of Dune. While David Lynch's Dune was not quite the disaster most people say it was, it suffered from a very rushed second half that was impossible to follow without reading the book first. Denis Villeneuve's Dune is a brutalist spectacle that is has a fully filled in world that is laced with psychedelia and giant worms. Despite being a faithful adaptation, some of the characters…

  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    ★★★★

    Venom: Let There be Carnage is the biggest surprise film of the year for me. I wasn't expecting to like this film because I was not a particular fan of the first movie. The first movie felt like it was very hesitant to go full crazy with the antics between Venom and Eddie. The villain was bland as hell and it could've worked better with 15 minutes trimmed. Andy Serkis took the helms of directorial duties this time around and…