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  • Side Effects

    Side Effects

    ★★★

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

    A Soderbergh tragedy that has fantastically crafted build up that gets too clever, and unconventional for it's own good in it's final act. With it's Fincherian visuals, tone, and pacing it feels pretty special in that first bit, but falls off after it's final twist thats honestly pretty lame and underwhelming.

    In conclusion an interesting concept that ends up selling it's morally ambiguous characters far too short all while going from a potentially amazing mystery thriller, into a kind of Sunday night soap opera. Eh.

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★½

    (Streamed on HBO Now...duh)
    Some horrifying perspective on the aftermath of what might be the world's most tragic event. The writing is very smart, and the casting couldn't be better. I just personally wish that it wasn't in English, as good as the actors did in these roles, it felt weird and off not having it spoken in the Ukraine language like you'd expect a biopic like this to be in order to fortify the authenticity of what we were seeing, none the less it honestly didn't take away much at all from the quality of the mini series.

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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★½

    (Streamed on Amazon Prime Video)
    A searing fever dream that boils under your skin as you watch a family completely detatch itself from their normal loving life into a confusing hellscape determined by the loss of life on the hands of a simple yet crucial human mistake. I need to watch more Yorgos films to really grasp his concepts and style but I absolutely loved what fed my eyes. I left this one feeling satisfied in a really dark and Fucked way, in which I'm sure was his complete and total expectation. A haunting masterpiece.

  • The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises

    ★★★★★

    (Watched on Blu-ray from the Studio Ghibli Collection with the girlfriend)
    Honestly one of Miyazakis most beautifully animated pieces, and probably the saddest. So damn good.