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  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★½

    Part of me wanted to admire how go-for-broke Aquaman went with its unique, outrageously heightened aesthetics, and how the first half hour was able to (more or less) walk the extremely fine line between being laughable-silly and cool-silly that kind of naturally comes with the turf with this character, but it firmly goes way over that line at a certain point and never looks back, overloading our senses with garish, cluttered neon-CGI seascapes, an overlong, over-stuffed narrative that simultaneously wastes…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    This is absolutely the most visually amazing animated film I've seen since Wall-E, and as far as live-action stuff goes, it's probably on the same level of even something like 2001: A Space Odyssey when it comes to sheer, unparalleled visual splendor, which, along with the excellent writing, clever, 4th wall-breaking sense of humor, and overall level of emotion, combine to make everyone who would refuse to see this just because it's a PG-rated animated movie look like a complete and utter fool. Everyone, see this, NOW.

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  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★½

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

    One of the toughest tasks ever for a young director must be coming to a series that, was not only started by another filmmaker, but began with what is one of the most iconic genre movies ever, and having to make a sequel that not only expands on its story & mythology without turning into ridiculous fanfiction (*cough Alien: Resurrection cough*), but also taking the young series in an entirely new direction, to the point where it goes into a completely…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★½

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

    I finally just watched this, and I definitely didn't like it on the whole. Don't get me wrong, I didn't think it was BAD or anything, just very disappointing in comparison to my expectations. There were good aspects, of course; the intense performances, creepy cinematography, and lovingly detailed production design were all quite good on their own, it's just in the overall tone and execution that the film struggles, as we go from a slightly problematic but still relatively promising…