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  • Happy Death Day 2U

    Happy Death Day 2U

    ★★★½

    Not nearly as fun - or good - as the first, but still quite the solid sequel. Jessica Rothe keeps this from ever veering away from being silly fun and becoming a goofy mess with her wonderfully layered performance that brings as much character growth as it does laughs. The deeper, more sci-fi heavy plot brings a creative and interesting slant while sadly also lending itself to more glaring plot holes and unnecessary scenes (Tree’s sorority sister playing blind and…

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    Can You Ever Forgive Me?

    ★★★★½

    I had little to no interest in seeing this, and only did so because of its three Oscar nominations. Then, very quickly after starting, I was hooked. It’s rare that I can be won over by characters who are so incredibly unlikable, but it happened here, and instantly so. Grant deserves to win Best Supporting Actor, hands down, and will be THE upset I find myself crossing my fingers for most next weekend. McCarthy for Best Lead Actress? Not quite,…

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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★

    "No one understands the lonely perfection of my dreams."

    Michael Fassbender should get a nomination for this. He won't, but he should. He's so fucking good.

    Outside a handful of problems (mostly some minor pacing issues in the second act, but also some minor horror movie clichés here or there), I loved every second of this film. Fassbender's just a wicked delight, the production design is amazing, and Ridley Scott manages to build up a great deal of tension and dread throughout the film's fairly basic, familiar story arc.

  • Unfriended

    Unfriended

    ★★★½

    I honestly don’t quite know whether this is some sort of millennial masterpiece or a steaming pile of shit.

    I do know that I (briefly) felt compelled to write quite a long piece on this film, and that, while watching, I was enjoying whatever it is I was given.