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  • Christine

    Christine

    ★★★★★

    In John Carpenter’s 1983 King adaptation, the devil takes the form of a scarlet red 1958 Plymouth Fury named Christine. The first thing you hear in the film, before even a single image appears on screen, is the roar of a car’s engine. John Carpenter, a director well-known for exhibiting complete creative control over his films, establishes from the very beginning the primal nature of Christine’s evil. She was born quite literally by capitalism, constructed to be sold for profit.…

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★★

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

    Don't ever let them tell you I doubted it.

    I've been thinking a lot about healing lately, about the process of feeling better, feeling okay again. Healing is a process that follows a strange path. It's hard to heal unless you accept and embrace pain. I suffer from a chronic pain disorder that leaves me basically disabled, unable to do the things that I want in life. I want to be better. I want to feel better. But all I…

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  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★

    Ring ring, Yo hey operator why is the 2019 Aladdin the most boring movie I've ever seen

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★½

    Wilde possesses a certain energy and verve as a director that I wasn't quite expecting after so many different actor turned director directorial debuts in the past few years, but if there's one thing to really commend in Booksmart- and there are definitely quite a few things (this is a very easily recommendable movie to basically anyone, it's a pretty fun ride)- it's that Wilde's specific voice shines through. If Lady Bird was about a very specific moment when a…

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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★

    The truth is that there shouldn't be disappointment. I should, by no means, feel disappointed. But, leaving the theater I was confronted with this completely overwhelming feeling of utter tiredness and sadness. After seeing the movie I was messaging one of my friends who asked why it's so poor and why I disliked it so much and my exact words were, "t's more MCU garbage but this time it's Spider-Man and it feels fucking personal". That big, fat 94% on…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Probably my favorite thing about this film is that you can so clearly feel its influences (2000s Spielberg, the original Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, Denis' Enemy) while also seeing it forge new ground- it's told in such a slowly expanding, mystifying way that its interesting, clever themes stand up next to the themes of the classic 1982 film. 2049 doesn't ruin the original nor is it a bad film itself; Denis has done the seemingly impossible, creating- with…