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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★★½

    When they showed the Newark airport I legit whooped in the theater.

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★½

    Pixar: Hm, so what if we introduce this little character Forky, as like a thought experi--
    Me: GIVE ME MORE FORKY

  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★

    Oh! So that's why men are Like That™. It all makes sense now.

  • Attack the Block

    Attack the Block

    ★★★★½

    Maybe the real P's in ends were the pals we made along the way

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★

    Think "spooky murder!" but make it fashion

  • Brightburn

    Brightburn

    ★★★½

    Had to watch a lot of this movie through my tshirt pulled up over my eyes, mostly for the gore though. A lot of the violence reminded me of the "ew/woah" kind you'd find in a Final Destination movie.

    I really really wish I cared about Brandon more before he went apeshit. I think the premise begged the question, "what makes Superman, Superman?"--our protagonist has the powers, the background, the setting, the family--but where I thought the movie would try to answer this, they really spent 90 minutes asking it.

    That all said, I'm genuinely afraid of 12 year old boys now.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Any piece of media where the most human character is some AI project gone awry is always, always, ALWAYS gonna have a place in my heart. (See Robot Dreams by Asimov for my favorite instance.)

    This movie is obviously not perfect but it does have ambition--our heroes are forced to reflect that they may be villains, our villains truly believe themselves to be heroes, and for once, civilians are actually taken into meaningful consideration.

    I could write for days on…

  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★★

    A nearly flawless movie, except I genuinely refuse to believe Simon would not have had Wham!'s ICONIC 1984 bop "Last Christmas" on his Christmas recommendations playlist so they lost a half star for realism there. The other half is for not giving Ethan and/or the Music teacher more lines.

  • Atlantic Rim: Resurrection

    Atlantic Rim: Resurrection

    Pros: Twice as good as the first movie, so I gave it twice the rating
    Cons: ??? How much more growth can you ask for?