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  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    ★★★★½

    Fantastic movie. While I'm grateful I haven't been through the dark things these characters have been through, I feel like this movie really evokes the awkwardness and naiveté of being a high schooler. The emotions are palpable. Above all, Perks of Being a Wallflower's about staying by one's side and sticking up for those you care about. Again, it's fantastic.

  • Arabian Nights

    Arabian Nights

    ★★★

    I’ve had to watch a lot of Arabian Nights adaptations for class and this one was... one of the better ones. I honestly thought it was well done in an American context. It has some issues in adaptation but overall I feel like it’s very cheesy but some of the jokes land pretty well. I only wish there was more humor in it, then it could be passed off as a good satire.

  • To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

    ★★★½

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

    A lot of people were telling me the first movie was better, and I know some people are saying it's kiddy and corny, but it's a chick flick about kids, what do you expect? I honestly enjoyed this one better than the first. Hollywood loves shoving “happily ever after” down audiences' throats, but the whole point of this movie is that relationships are tough, people feel insecure, and things can fall apart, especially if you’re expecting them to be perfect.…

  • Gook

    Gook

    ★★½

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

    An interesting film dealing with race relations between Asian and black people during the Rodney King riots. It has it’s moments, but I had trouble getting emotionally invested until the third act when the stakes were raised. Everyone in this film drops the F-bomb every two seconds, which just took me out of the immersion. Putting the story aside, I thought the experimental factors were interesting. There was an eclectic score, the entire film is in black and white, and it’s shot like a documentary that never cuts to the interviews. The documentary aspect gave it a true story vibe.