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  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • The Green Knight
  • Sound of Metal
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  • Chinatown

    ★★★★★

  • M

    ★★★★★

  • The Lady from Shanghai

    ★★★½

  • The Third Man

    ★★★★★

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  • Kate

    Kate

    ★★★½

    Boom Boom Lemon

    One of the biggest surprises of the year for me was how good this film was. My expectations for Netflix originals are pretty low, with so many lowlights (Fractured, Rattlesnake, Earthquake) in Netflix’s catalog. Going into Kate, I expected a very generic action film with nothing more to offer. While the film isn’t perfect or the best action flick I’ve ever seen, it did just enough to separate itself. 

    Kate oozes the Neo-Tokyo aesthetic. Neon-lit alleyways and…

  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★

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

    Beauty and the Bastard 

    I’m not a fan of musicals, and that can’t be helped. I love music and movies passionately, but I don’t like when the two worlds are joined together. However, I have to appreciate this movie for what it does from a technical and thematic perspective. Over-the-top performances drive this film, with both Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard at their peaks. Marion has a heavenly voice built for opera, and can we talk about Driver's singing chops?…

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  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    Releasing in such a strong year for film, with Interstellar, Whiplash, and Grand Budapest Hotel, Nightcrawler still manages to stand out as one of the best movies of the year.

    This slice of life thriller is an anxiety-inducing, heart racing drama that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Nightcrawler is a portrait of corrupt media and sociopathic nature, and this is brilliantly displayed through Jake Gyllenhaal’s acting. We have heard it a million times since this movie…

  • Halloween: Resurrection

    Halloween: Resurrection

    Resurrection is distasteful and arguably the worst entry in the Halloween franchise. Everything that made Halloween great is missing from this flick. Laurie Strode’s character is mishandled in the worst way possible, Michael is at his least intimidating, and there is no sense of suspense whatsoever.

    It’s rough for your movie when the best part of it is Busta Rhymes laying down a Kung-fu beat down to Michael Myers. Time to rewatch Halloween 78’ to cleanse my palate after this dumpster fire of a film.

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★

    So you’re telling me those dragons were acting? 

    In all seriousness, Shang-chi is one of the best films to come out of the MCU and certainly the best origin story to date. Shang-chi doesn’t feel like a film that follows the same cookie-cutter origin formula most Marvel films follow. In fact, I almost forgot I was watching a Marvel film at all. Instead, Shang-chi is an excellent martial arts flick with rich Chinese culture and stunning visuals. 

    Simu Liu kills…

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    ★★★★½

    The Green Knight was the friends we made along the way.