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  • Coraline
  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • La La Land
  • Lady Bird

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  • Sound of Metal

    ★★★★

  • Jackie

    ★★★★

  • Nine Days

    ★★½

  • A Star Is Born

    ★★★★½

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★

    The epitome of style over substance. Sam Raimi has the mind of a mastermind but none of his admittedly excellent visual flourishes can make up for that which is void of any cohesion, heart, or story. I haven’t enjoyed an MCU film since Infinity War and I’m not confident that this score will change. 

    It’s amazing that a canonically multiversal storyworld manages to remain so relentlessly dull and contrived, barely hoisted up by poorly written one-liners and wink-wink-nod-nods to other…

  • Pride & Prejudice

    Pride & Prejudice

    ★★★★★

    if i don’t bewitch your body and soul i don’t want you! ✋🏾

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  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★★

    This is miles better than the abomination that is Spencer. They are both visually and sonically stunning films, but Portman's show-stopping lead performance and the simple but effective narrative framing of an interview make this film soar where Larraín's most recent venture barely left the ground (I maintain that Stewart's performance in that film is stinted and odd and that the story is too aimless and splotchy).

    However, after seeing Elvis, and realizing that biopics have the potential to not…

  • Nine Days

    Nine Days

    ★★½

    This film boasts a really intriguing concept but with no real story to substantiate it, set in an underdeveloped world for which I could not suspend enough disbelief to become sufficiently enveloped in. 

    Winston Duke is great here -- this might be my favourite performance of his -- but his character is rather frustrating due to his maddeningly incremental character growth. Conversely, I've now seen enough performances from Beetz to confidently express a belief that had been festering in my…

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  • The Fallout

    The Fallout

    Genuinely shocked at the overwhelmingly positive reception this has garnered.

    This has some of the worst writing I've seen in a minute — I know I'm about four years removed from high school, but the dialogue these characters are given is consistently eye-roll-worthy and unrealistic. There is no emotional resonance whatsoever, which is particularly criminal considering what this film is about. The pacing is off and the plot is messy not in a mirroring-the-content type of way but in a…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★½

    This film is so incredibly threadbare and only unravels the more I think about it. Spidey has been my fav superhero (and quite possibly one of my fav characters ever) for as long as I can remember, so I fully expected to adore this.

    Adore it, however, I did not. The script is awful -- the pacing is off, the dialogue is terrible, and neither the jokes nor the emotional beats land (there is exactly *one* joke throughout the film's…