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  • Young Adult

    Young Adult

    ★★★½

    The concept behind this film is very relatable to anyone who grew up in the Midwest. The light obsession with high school and how people are doing, and the reluctance to move back. Charlize Theron proves she’s a gifted performer with excellent talent in both drama and comedy. While the film is very enjoyable, there are times I wish the script had shown its teeth a bit more. It feels hesitant to go all in on some dark comedy, and…

  • My Favorite Martian

    My Favorite Martian

    This time on “my boyfriend liked trash movies as a kid and now he’s making me watch them” 

    This film is a doozy. Christopher Lloyd and Jeff Daniels do there best, but there’s nothing but rehashed family alien tropes, and oh my god this film has aged poorly. There’s rape jokes galore. 
    It’s an awful movie to be blunt. Don’t watch if you have a choice.

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  • Contact

    Contact

    ★★★★½

    Perhaps the most perfect “alien” movie I’ve ever seen. It dives straight into the psyche around aliens in our culture and how they conflict with religious views. It doesn’t shine away from the truth of the conflict; yet it also doesn’t rely heavily on campiness. It’s complexity is something to marvel at. Anchored by the always perfect Jodie Foster, this film isn’t one to miss.

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★

    Let me start by saying, I had a great time watching this and think it has to be seen on the big screen. 

    Okay now that that’s out of the way, the screenplay is a mess. There’s characters that are paper thin, motivations that aren’t clear, and the thing rushes to get to the big fight sequences. 
    The visuals are great and most of the cast does their best, though I noticed Millie Bobbie Brown struggles to shed her accent…