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  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★★

    A light falls out of the sky.

    Perfect storytelling. Take an amazing concept and throw a wrench in it. What if this, but one day this. And suddenly everything falls apart. With a story this good, you don’t need everything else to be perfect, but it all is. Incredible performances, music, design, cinematography. The social commentary writes itself. 

    What a blast to watch. So much genuine emotion.

    10/10

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★½

    Got bored and watched this. Not quite as bad as I remembered, but still not good.

    The main problems are still the script and the pacing. I have a feeling that the younger Kasdan did most of the work on this one, because the writing is pretty terrible. Everything sounds awkward and/or contrived. Then the pacing is just super weird, mostly in the action scenes. There are a few that are exciting (mostly the ones involving vehicles) but then the…

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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★★½

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a 180 on a character as intense and immediate as I did when the monkey does a nazi salute

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    I’ve started to realize that the quality of movies like this rely heavily on the likability of the main character. I think this is the main strength of Lady Bird. The character is so fun to follow and Saoirse Ronan plays her so perfectly. Obviously a lot of credit also goes to Greta Gerwig, who is very good. 

    Watching this with my mom probably made me like this even more than I would otherwise. She cried a lot and when she cries I cry.

    8/10