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  • Piercing

    Piercing

    ★★★★

    I’ll never not wonder why Mia Wasikowska doesn’t have a bigger career.

    Also, THAT ending.

  • Fast Color

    Fast Color

    ★★★★½

    Very much in the same vein as Jeff Nichols’ MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, which means it was essentially tailor-made to appeal to me. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is phenomenal in a career-best role, the character-writing and filmmaking are both really strong, and I also loved how much of it was focused on family.

    Maybe I’ll write more about it sometime in the future, but that said, one of the best films of the year. (It’s available for purchase on iTunes and VUDU in 4K for $9.99, and as someone who decided to take the gamble, I can say that it’s very much worth it.)

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    A24 Ranked

    Absolutely phenomenal. Not as emotionally powerful as HEREDITARY, but better crafted, thematically deeper and more horrifying than that film. In fact, what HEREDITARY did for families, Midsommar does for relationships. Ari Aster makes so many bold creative choices with his sophomore feature film, and every single one of them pays off beautifully, especially the film’s comedic edge. As disturbing and horrifying the film can be, Midsommar is unironically by far the best comedy of the year, and a…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★½

    MCU Ranked

    Before I talk about Captain Marvel, I just want to say that if you see the film and dislike it, it’s alright. I know that a handful of people have/will have actual criticisms of the film (even if I completely disagree with them) and that is fine. Not all films work for everyone and we are all entitled to our own opinions. That said, if you are attacking Brie Larson on social media because of your own insecurity…