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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    Yes, I’ve seen this movie seven times. Yes, I still cry during the leap of faith sequence.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    Whiplash is Damien Chazelle’s fervent triumph. While he brilliantly directed other gems like La La Land and First Man, his sophomore film is what truly showcases the mastery of his technical skills. From the very first scene, you experience the feeling that will stay with you for the whole movie. Chazelle draws you into an atmosphere that makes you sweat. It’s dark and tinged green with excitement, but exists in the world of basements and theatres. Dark places. This is…

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  • Black Mirror: Arkangel

    Black Mirror: Arkangel

    ★★★★

    The ending tore me apart. When watching this episode, the prominent topic is the mother’s wrongdoings. However, many tend to forget that Black Mirror is built around the danger in introducing technology into society rapidly. The overstock of products made to diminish a child’s necessary sensory experiences. We are driving ourselves towards a world without pain, discomfort, secrets, or problems. Essentially, a universally numb state. While most reasonable individuals look at Arkangel and realize that it’s invasive and wrong, combine…

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★★★★★

    To be a wallflower is to dance around the edges so as to not disrupt the pulsating center. To yearn for a moment engrossed in the magic middle; where you are loved and the world makes sure of it. But, to ultimately find comfort back in those edges of the party— to breathe steadily in one’s solitude. A wallflower will keep your secrets, listen to your stories, and find themselves in your center, not along your edges. These are the…