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  • With Honors

    With Honors

    ★★

    My brother's friend's ex-boyfriend's dad loaned me this movie. He told me it was his favorite movie ever.

    I didn't have the heart to tell him I didn't think it was anything special.

    Sure, the message is good, but there's so many other movies that have the same sentimentality. The only thing that sets "With Honors" apart is that a young Brendan Fraser, a peak-90s Moira Kelly, and a chill Joe Pesci costar in a movie that wants to be Dead Poets Society for college students, but ends up being forgettable with the over-sweetness of Patch Adams.

  • Fighting with My Family

    Fighting with My Family

    ★★★★½

    When the worst thing you can say about it is that there's an anachronistic Hunger Games joke that sticks out like a sore thumb, you know it's a pretty great biopic.

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  • Ketchup

    Ketchup

    ★★★★★

    Never thought I'd see anything where ketchup is a metaphor for drug addiction. Great music, too!

    Now if only famous YouTuber and filmmaker Taylor J. Williams could use his Letterboxd powers to get this (www.youtube.com/watch?v=daWm1O3n_aE) on here....

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★

    "Alita: Battle Angel" is a great 3D spectacle with an excellent lead and an engaging world. These make the movie succeed even with a meandering story and some wasted characters and actors. Still, I would put money down and see a sequel tomorrow.

    (Side note: I thought as the movie ended that it's a great pilot. Could cinema be reverting back to the serial days as television becomes more cinematic? Would audiences accept that if the multi-million dollar spectacle and overarching story was great enough? Are we already there?)