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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

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

    Jordan Peele switches gears from race to class for this horror outing, and I find the metaphor for the underprivileged a little labored if only because the people who live above have absolutely no awareness of the existence of the others (it's so much worse when we know they're there and we willfully ignore them). However, if we're not picking up the on the social themes here, the movie has this: it's a fun horror movie. It's creepy, shocking, disturbing,…

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★★★

    Few movie series have depicted the idea that life devlopes in phases as well as the Toy Story movies have. I've always felt that one never can predict where one is going to be in five years. Whenever I think of a year in my life, I can accurately say I had no idea that I would be where I ended up being five years from then. Life is phases; when you're used to a certain situation, it will change,…

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  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★★

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

    3rd viewing. I've liked this increasingly more each time, and especially this time in contrast to all the Bond movies that came before it, which I've been recently rewatching in order. I remember a critic's quote about Alfonso Cuarón's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which called it the first Harry Potter movie that could be rightfully termed as "cinema." That's mostly how I feel about Skyfall, which feels like the first arthouse Bond movie (sorry, Marc Forster). The…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★½

    I'm just going to say it. I really liked this. There's been a lot of back-and-forth on this movie already, but I definitely really liked it. I thought it was a great blend of a superhero character story and symbolic current statement about how a woman can regard herself. I believe there have been complaints about Carol Danvers not getting a whole lot of character development, but to me that works well. She doesn't need to come from a place…