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  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★★

    It's movies like this that make me happy to be alive in this era of filmmaking. You can't tell a story like this without putting part of your life and soul into it and Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal did just that. They brought to life a story that I've been yearning to hear and see reflected in the media and I am certain I'm not the only one who feels this way. They tackle topics that can be overwhelmingly…

  • Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

    Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

    This documentary felt incredibly privileged in it's lack of context. It felt like it was written specifically for upper middle class white people. I don't think providing some kind of economic/class analysis or racial context is too much to ask for, and this documentary barely even touches on these topics even though consumerism and class/race are inextricably linked.

    The minimalism they are peddling is something that poor people have always embodied by necessity, and there is no mention of that.…

  • 50/50

    50/50

    ★★★★½

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

    50/50 takes the heavy experience of cancer and provides the viewer with enough humor and levity to allow them to also feel the visceral nature of the illness. For anyone who has had to deal with themselves or a loved one with a serious medical condition, this film is likely cathartic. The development of the main character's ability to open up about his friendship, cheating girlfriend, overbearing mother and his true desire for his therapist was great to see. It's…

  • Yesterday

    Yesterday

    ★★★

    Fun movie, made me feel the rush of being at a live show. The romantic relationship was a little melodramatic, but still enjoyable. The quirky text images and interesting scene cuts/transitions were nice, but felt half committed like they saw Baby Driver and just wanted to try their hand at it instead of just fully diving into being playful. The concept of the movie was interesting and I am glad they refrained from some far-fetched exposition on why the Beatles didn't exist in this alternate reality. Overall, good movie and would recommend to anyone who loves music.