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  • BlackBerry
  • The Cameraman
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Poor Things

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  • Game Night

    ★★★★★

  • BlackBerry

    ★★★★★

  • Game Night

    ★★★★★

  • Priscilla

    ★★★½

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★★★

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

    As evidenced by my very brief first review, I was left pretty speechless by KOTFM at first, despite my head spinning with scattered thoughts. Honestly I still feel pretty intimidated to really dive deep into what this film really has to say. For now I want to address/defend the controversial choice to frame this story almost entirely through Ernest’s perspective. I definitely get the concern, centering this tragic story of the senseless slaughter of an Indigenous community not only on…

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ½

    Arguably the high point of the Harry Potter series is the graveyard resurrection of Voldemort in Goblet of Fire. I already detailed what makes that scene great in my review of GOF but that scene and the immediate aftermath of it effectively shifts the series into the more adult tone it’s continued to dwell in today. It’s fitting, then, that the graveyard sequence to which the series owes so much has a bizarro counterpart here in The Crimes of Grindelwald with its…

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  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★★

    “I’ll just watch the first couple scenes!” I thought to myself when I brought my DVD of Game Night up to my dad. But then I kept telling myself I’d wait until *that* great joke or *that* fun plot twist. And uhhh, I ended up watching the whole thing. Oh well.

  • BlackBerry

    BlackBerry

    ★★★★★

    If The Social Network is about the meteoric rise of Facebook and the tragedy that comes with it, BlackBerry is akin to MySpace’s brief time in the sun and getting burnt to a crisp in an attempt to stay relevant against its own Facebook equivalent opponent. The Social Network can be viewed as tragic, but “at least” Zuckerberg remains pretty firmly in the upper echelon’s of power to this day. As far as consolation prizes for selling your soul, you could…

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