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  • By the Sea

    By the Sea

    ★★½

    scavenger hunt 52
    8/31

    It’s pretty to look at, sure, but it’s void of any plot. There’s some hints of a good movie peeking out, but they’re all covered by needless filler and an overly long runtime that really could have been MUCH shorter. 

    Like I said before though, it is beautifully shot. So, I’ll give it that. But there’s really nothing TO this, which is the most disappointing part.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

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

    I remember the first time I watched this I gave it a 4.5. It wasn’t worth the perfect score to me, despite how much I loved it, all because of the ending. At the time, it just didn’t seem to fit with the rest of the film. I was mostly in shock from what I had seen and hadn’t really processed it all. 

    Now, though, I see it as fitting and absolutely terrifying. This could’ve ended two ways: 1. Annie…

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    Finally a breakup film for the arthouse gang! 

    All jokes aside though, this review is gonna be very incoherent. This is one of those films that are just very hard to form thoughts on after watching. 

    Ari Aster makes existential horror for the modern generation. And I fucking love it. 

    This is a trip, plain and simple. Gorgeous but also deeply disturbing. That ending shot is still racing through my mind, Jesus Christ.

      I definitely need another vieweing to completely…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

    scavenger hunt 52
    6/31 

    Yeah... this is just as good as everyone says it is. I was really blown away by it, in ALL aspects. 

    Not only is it beautiful to look at, it’s a beautiful story as well. It gets you under its spell, leaving you utterly entranced and amazed at every single second, and not even just about the technical elements either. 

    It encapsulates everything I love about sci fi, and even adds some more elements to it that aren’t as utilized in the genre, but it all works out in the end and fits together perfectly.