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  • T2 Trainspotting

    T2 Trainspotting

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    "Nostalgia, that's why you're here. You're a tourist in your own youth."
    -Sickboy

    A few quick thoughts...

    T2 is a commentary on the people's need to live in the past and the film industries trend of mining nostalgia, while paying homage to the original film and reconciling the major events from twenty years ago. Each of the four returning characters are hampered by decisions of the past, Spud's heroine addiction, Renton's abuse on his body from the hard living from…

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

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    An incredibly nuanced take on stereotypes, perspective, and biases set against the gentrification of Oakland lead by stellar performances from Daveed Digs and Rafael Casal. At times quite dramatic with spurts of hilarity strewn throughout all while maintaining a dynamic hyper stylization that really pops. I really like the fact that the film deals with its characters’ decisions and has them take accountability for them, opposed to giving them a pass in lieu of pushing an agenda. It does both, which makes it a very powerful and balanced piece of cinema.

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  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

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    β€œWelcome to Reflections of the Soul.”

  • PokΓ©mon Detective Pikachu

    PokΓ©mon Detective Pikachu

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    Good stuff. You can tell people here really cared about the source material and wanted to do it justice in fleshing out a world that feels lived in. Really appreciate the earnest approach here from most aspects whether it’s the way the humans act against the PokΓ©mon, the emotional beats of the story, or even how they utilize tropes of the noir genre (shooting on 35mm really helps capture the shadowy feel in ways that digital usually can’t provide). Third act goes a bit off the rails, but wasn’t overly egregious and felt in line with the world that had been crafted.

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  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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    If you are a wanna-be-cinephile between the ages of 15-21 with a stack of the most basic Criterions, this is the film for you.

  • Collateral

    Collateral

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    No one films night time cityscape like Mann. Easily one of Mann's best films that is powered by several stellar supporting performances from Foxx, Ruffalo, Smith, Bardem, and others, but the truly elevating performance is from Cruise, as the electrifying hitman Vincent.