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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★½

    With a great conclusion to a twenty-two movie saga comes great expectations for the movie following the aforementioned conclusion to a twenty-two movie saga. Endgame tied a neat - if somewhat paradoxical - bow to the first three (four?) phases of Marvel’s universe of superhero centered motion pictures. Spider-Man: Far From Home, the sequel to Tom Holland centered live-action reboot of the arachnid-themed comic book character, has to - due to a reported beef between its two parent studios, Sony…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    Lynchian in its conception, Kubrickian in its execution, Tarkovskyesque in its pacing, and Coenesque in its bone dry wit but still firmly an Ari Aster film, Midsommar, the sophomore effort from the Hereditary writer-director is a trip and a half through the mind of a mentally perturbed individual.

    Starring the literal personification of a rising star, Florence Pugh, this genre-defying movie requires, nay demands, multiple viewings to fully dissect the multiple narrative and thematic threads that Aster - with almost…

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  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    ★★★★

    “To love or to have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life. To love is a consummation.” - Victor Hugo

  • Wild Rose

    Wild Rose

    ★★★½

    The line separating fearlessness and selfishness is so fine it might as well be invisible. On one side we have the willingness to push the envelope beyond every barrier encountered, risking the possibility of failure, in order to conquer new frontiers. On the other side, we have a disregard for responsibilities that are inherently owed to society by virtue of being a part of a larger civilized community, in favor of fulfilling individual desires.

    Wild Rose, lead by the Irish…

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  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★★½

    Gentrification: the process of making a person, area or activity more refined. Conventionally used to describe the mass influx of the middle class hoi polloi into a traditionally downtrodden neighborhood, essentially uprooting the original population and transforming the region’s cultural identity.
    Gentrification: the process of making a person, area or activity more refined. Also a term that most aptly defines the increasingly visible influence of underrepresented storytellers in Hollywood - whether it’d be people of color, women, or the LGBTQ+…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★½

    FOMO - fear of missing out. The often irrational dread that there are some experiences in life that are just so fundamental to a fulfilling stay on this planet that the mere idea of not partaking in them sends literal shivers down the spine. FOMO has perhaps always been the key driving force behind all of mankind's most unwise decisions. But lately, the frankly absurd explosion of social media platforms has undoubtedly exasperated this very basal of human anxieties.

    In…