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“It’s the complexity. It’s the moral grey areas that are interesting, right?”

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  • House of Tolerance
  • The End We Start From
  • Monster
  • Property

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  • Office Space

  • Idiocracy

  • The Half of It

  • The Photograph

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  • Fellow Travelers

    Fellow Travelers

    ★★★★

    Fellow Travelers it’s a very good show that, due to some narrative choices towards the end, wasn’t able to reach greatness. I loved the storytelling intricacy of juxtaposing queer experience in the 50’s with the 80’s, showcasing similar threatening atmospheres that had different origins (but not really). 

    Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey (who @$# me) were awesome. I’m familiar with their work, though wasn’t expecting them to be this great(which, in hindsight, makes me baffled by how much Cooper wasted Bomer…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    “Yes, I loved you, and then all we did was resent each other and try to control each other. And cause each other pain.”

    “That’s marriage” 

    I remember being mesmerized by “Gone Girl” when I was younger. I always found it be a extremely well done thriller, with great performances and twists at the right places. Revisiting it after a couple of years, knowing better my tastes and having opinions about ideas that I’ve never thought at that age, made…

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  • Office Space

    Office Space

    Exploring people’s relationships with their jobs was a clever idea, in retrospect. It could’ve easily been one of those heavy handed, gritty, Sci-fi films. Although, the comedy or overall plot never made for an entertaining watch.

  • The Half of It

    The Half of It

    The acting does the heavy lifting here. Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer and Collin Chou were really good at grounding those characters in a compelling way. The upbeat and moving moments worked equally well. 

    Wu attempted to present this as a yearning romance, that never got more convincing than the usual teen romance. As a love interest, Aster is pretty flat. Perfectly fitting into the “girl next door” trope. When focusing on Ellie and Paul’s friendship, the film was at its strongest. In fact, their last scene together was the real cathartic moment.

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  • Wonka

    Wonka

    ★★★

    Quick Thoughts: 

    - Timotheé Chalamet’s performance is better than the trailer makes it out to be. Actually, I’d go as far to say that is among his best. He’s better at playing comic than serious roles (for instance Dune). Although, I hardly believe he’ll ever top Call My By Your Name. 

    - Baffling fat jokes 

    - It’s been while since a childlike adventure got a theatrical release, which is a good thing. Personally, I think I’ve outgrown the need to…

  • Madame Web

    Madame Web

    ★★½

    Honestly, I would’ve rather seen the storyline they kept teasing through Cassie’s visions. The film isn’t outrageously bad, I was entertained by the majority of it, but it’s definitely underwhelming .