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  • 13th

    13th

    ★★★★½

    “The objective reality is...that virtually no one who is white understands the challenge of being black in America.”

    “Throughout American history, African Americans have repeatedly been controlled through systems of racial and social control that appear to die, but then are reborn in new form, tailored to the needs and constraints of the time”

    Ava DuVernay’s 13th is one of the most important documentaries ever made in my opinion. It’s painfully real, shocking, and hard to watch. I cried multiples…

  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    “Love and manipulation, they share houses very often. They are bedfellows.”

    Luca Guadagnino's "remake" of Dario Argento's 1977 fever dream is a masterwork. It takes the basic ideas and mythology from the original film, but reimagines everything else. It was completely different from the original, and I think that's the best decision Guadagnino could have made because it allows the remake to stand completely on its own and surpass the original in many ways. The dance sequences were completely spellbinding…

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  • Palo Santo

    Palo Santo

    I love Years & Years as musicians and I really enjoyed the accompanying album, Palo Santo, to this short film, but unfortunately I found the film to be extremely boring despite being only 15 minutes long.  I didn’t find the story particularly interesting and it wasn’t visually stimulating enough to keep me engaged for the entire runtime

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★★

    Superman: “Thank you for believing in me.”
    Lois Lane: “It didn't make much difference in the end.”
    Superman: “It did to me.”

    A moderately enjoyable beginning to the DCEU. Although it felt lifeless at times, when Amy Adams came on screen the film came to life. She was the only one adding any believable emotion to the film.  Henry Cavill makes an okay Superman, but I won’t miss him in future films. As for the villain, I liked General Zod…

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  • Cats

    Cats

    Can we please stop casting James Corden in things? This was my favorite musical growing up and I was honestly so excited for this (I still am to some degree) but when I found out that Corden was in it, I knew he would ruin it for me. I really don't understand the hype behind this man..  None of his performances are particularly good? I might be missing something but I really dislike him as an actor and find him to be extremely annoying

  • Knock Down the House

    Knock Down the House

    ★★★★½

    "It takes a hundred of us to fail to have one of us succeed."

    These women make me so hopeful for the future. I really loved this documentary and I really love and admire AOC. It saddens me that they were not all successful in their campaigns, but at least AOC's win demonstrates that change is possible.  If I had one complaint about Knock Down the House it would be how unbalanced it is. It is clearly focused on AOC…