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  • Little Monsters

    Little Monsters

    ★★★½

    Just some good ol' fashioned fun.

    I haven't had this much fun with a zombie flick since Shaun of the Dead. It's bawdy, over the top, and is pretty well paced overall. Sometimes you just want to sit back and watch the fun unfold to a little ukulele dirty.

    There's some nitpicky stuff - Teddy McGiggles dialogue needed a little once over (just to remove some of the Australian phrasings of things), there coulda been some more fun action, sometimes…

  • The Nightingale

    The Nightingale

    ★★★½

    This is, without a doubt, one of the most brutal films to watch. It is one of the few films that I will begin a review by including a trigger warning for rape and sexual violence, because if you have PTSD from an event like that then this may be equivalent to the D-Day vets who saw Saving Private Ryan when it came out. It *SPOILERS* portrays someone who is going through processing the despair, grief, and rage so thoroughly…

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  • My Life as a Zucchini

    My Life as a Zucchini

    ★★★★½

    First of all, I find it hilarious that the first credits I got were for the English dub even though I didn't watch that version. Secondly, I wish the marketing for this film was better when it first came out because it definitely didn't do the final end product justice.

    It's just lovely, in the framings, the dialogue, the music, the feeling, and the dark reality that surrounds most of it. It just know what it is so desperately and pulls it off near flawlessly.

    I had a critique but frankly I forgot it as soon as that sweet end credits clip played.

    Necessary viewing.

  • Verdi: La Traviata

    Verdi: La Traviata

    ★★★★½

    I'll be honest, the stream stopped working halfway through so I didn't see all of it, but never has there been a turn around like watching Il Trovatore and then this. This production (and libretto) is everything that Trovatore isn't - namely good. The performances are good all around and it's an absolute delight to listen to. Hopefully the second half stands up even taller than the first. (Upon further research, it's interesting to me that the reviews from release…