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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★

    Us (2019) skimped out on character development to rush into a decent horror flick, before jumping the shark and becoming a convoluted mess of plot threads. The comedy comes at the expense of character logic, often conflicting with the tone of the film, and ruins taking these characters seriously.

    The final act itself is pretty bad, but then exploding into an egregious mess of melodrama and rushed explanations. But the film is so well done, with fantastic acting from everyone…

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★½

    So this lived up to the hype. Shout out to Craig Marzen for being such a big help and releasing the scripts and having a podcast about the history and writing process.

    This is one of the most captivating and horrifying representations of human tragedy out there. It is brilliantly told, explaining things without burdening the audience or talking down to them, and has some of the best make up and production design to have graced HBO.

    and fuck Dyatlov.

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★½

    A tragic story about a struggling musician in the 1960s. It's raw and powerful, but also sends quite the depressing message of struggling for our art.

    We follow Llewyn Davis, a struggling artist who has a lot of talent in him, as he tries to make it through an opportunity to follow his dream. However, he starts from the bottom. He doesn't have a dime to his name, nor does he have a home; what he does have though is…

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★½

    I think this woke up something inside of me. I forgot how fun movies can actually be; not all of them have to have a message, or tell a universal truth. When was the last time I watched a fun movie, a movie that existed just for everyone to have a good, fun light hearted joy ride for 2 hours? The cynic in me was ready to lambast this film, but I didn't have it in me. I was having…