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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★★

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

    This review is a lot more emotionally heavy than I expected it to be when I started writing it, so if that's something you can't handle right now, please put yourself first.

    The Florida Project sees the light in its environment, the color in the world. Your mom can't keep a job and is resorting to perfume selling and prostitution. All you know is deviancy, and yet you find that most adults don't like this. People see your situation and…

  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    ★★★★½

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

    Is this a tribute to Japan? A critique? A love letter? An homage? A glorification? A condemnation? A eulogy? A synonym?

    I don't know if it could be surmised into a single word, but the best I can think of is reflection. When I look in the mirror, I see myself, my surroundings, my flaws, my details; not necessarily me, but as close as my eyes can approximate. Shin Godzilla is the approximation of modern-day Japan.

    One of Japan's largest…

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  • The Sparks Brothers

    The Sparks Brothers

    ★★★★

    First of all, I'm so happy to be back in theaters, it really elevates everything.

    I think my attraction to Sparks is found in their filmic quality. They're really inseperable, making Wright's love for them quite understandable. They grew up as film snobs, loving Godard and Bergman. They were later involved in a Jacques Tati film that never came to fruition. They were then involved in a manga adaptation into a film directed by Tim Burton, again, never realized. They…

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★½

    The psychotic tendencies that are rewarded in modern living.

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★

    I wrestled with this review for quite some time. I watched and read many takes, trying to see if I had missed something here or there. At first, I was disposed to disliking No Country's philosophy. It seemed to hinge upon a line of modern times being worse than the "old country." I don't agree with this whatsoever, I'm sure you can parse out why. But I couldn't bring myself to hating it, it was such a strong tale, playing…

  • King Kong vs. Godzilla

    King Kong vs. Godzilla

    ★★★

    This one surprised me! I went in expecting very little except a tree GIF and racism. I got both of those things, but I also got some fun screwball moments and some hilarious kaiju fighting. I really can't wait for the next ones in the Showa era. Ditch the boring humans and racism and make that last 30 minutes a feature-length film and you've got some great stuff on your hands, and based on what I've heard that might be what I'm about to stumble into.