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  • Aftersun
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
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  • Empire of Light

    ★★

  • Wind River

    ★★★★½

  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★★★★★

  • Women Talking

    ★★★★

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  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

    ★★★★★

    Yes, attentive viewers, this is my fourth watch, and yes, my third watch was last night. At this rate, I’m single handedly bankrolling Shrek 5. However, it is my birthday today, I had to see something in theaters, and this is the only movie out right now that I’m interested in watching. Plus I got to drag along two of my friends that I had been begging for them to come and see this, so I think this third rewatch…

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    “Everybody sounded so positive, you know? I began to get a peculiar feeling about this trail. I mean nothing is that positive.”

    I think what’s really helped this stand the test of time is everything in this movie, from individual to institution is demonstrably imperfect. It’s easy to imagine an older movie like this not really make much effort to address human failures and portray the American justice system as inherently sound, with dedicated citizens called forth by the government…

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  • Empire of Light

    Empire of Light

    ★★

    Can’t help but imagine if the Empire theater got  the Grand Budapest Hotel treatment, with so much of the melancholy being about a once beautiful emblem of the past reduced to nothing; an aching reconciliation with the good old days being dead and gone. I feel like that could’ve elevated a self indulgent “movies sure are neat, huh! 24 still pictures arranged to form a moving image blah blah blah” movie into something with a little more meat on its bones.…

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★★½

    When I was around 18 I started to fully embrace movie watching as a hobby. For a good few months I would go to Netflix and plunge the “critically acclaimed” section for movies. These movies included A Clockwork Orange, The Master, HerPulp Fiction, and Wind River, among others. The trouble was I watched all of these on my Chromebook in my room late at night, often with the volume turned down because at the time my parents weren’t very fond…

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