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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★★

    I am quite honestly over the moon and it's been about four hours already after I walked out of the theater. From the get go the narrative gripped me tightly with the establishment on Lupita's characters scarred background. Her fear in the first act was so visceral and easy to relate to. I latched onto every emotion she felt, which lead to the movie owning me wholeheartedly. What then ensued was a tense and a somewhat amusing roller coaster ride…

  • Sweet Smell of Success

    Sweet Smell of Success

    ★★★★★

    From a purely storytelling perspective, Sweet Smell of Success blew my mind. During the past years I've become increasingly aware of when women are getting abused on screen and how often they're horribly written and given nothing to do and in here that is the exact thing that happens. We have two men who are flat out villains, seeking to break up a woman's engagement cause of one of the men is her possessive older brother and he doesn't approve…

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  • Long Shot

    Long Shot

    ★★

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

    I was told that Charlize and Seth have great chemistry and I guess that's somewhat true when it comes to romance, but I didn't see it at all when it comes to romance. Long Shot joins a long list of romcoms where a supermodel attractive woman falls for a schlubby guy. Now this pairing could work if they clicked as personalities, but Fred is written to be so off-putting that I couldn't at all see why Charlotte would be attracted…

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★½

    Everything in live action Aladdin is worse than its animated counterpart, which probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone, but I nevertheless had kind of an enjoyable time? I usually hate Will Smith in everything he's in, but in here he was allowed to let loose and just be his charming self. He easily brought in laughs and enjoyment when he entered the screen.

    The story does give Jasmine more to do, but the quality of the writing didn't…

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  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    ½

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

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is an elaborate troll job which thesis is elementary and common knowledge to anyone who has ever played choose your adventure games. The movie received media buzz and speculation revolving around its unordinary storytelling format and the supposed five hours of footage. On Bandersnatch's page the run time is stated as ninety minutes and it's about how long I wasted on the thing. Seems like the claimed five hours was the length of the rough cut and…

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★★

    Balances comedy and drama perfectly, neither ever overtaking the other, but instead living together in harmony and actually strengthening one another. Whenever you feel comfortable after a comedic scene, the story gets real and the drama hits much harder because of the contrast and when the story finishes a dramatic moment, you get hit with some much needed levity.

    The beautiful thing about Blindspotting is how it feels like authentic insight. It feels like one of the more realer stories…