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  • The Princess and the Frog

    The Princess and the Frog

    ★★★★

    Wow wow WOW, that was pretty damn great
    I enjoyed this so much, mainly because I’ve wanted to go to New Orleans for a while and everything about this film felt like a wonderful ode to the beautiful city
    The music in this is absolutely fantastic, and my take of the week is that this is some of the best music in a Disney film, because it’s all just so lively and pure and engrosses you
    The characters are all…

  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★½

    Very creative and incredibly fresh, this felt like a naturalistic love story between a child and her friend, and it’s a relationship that feels so pure and wholesome to watch on screen
    It was certainly upsetting to watch at times because the super pigs are just so damn cute and Bong really knows how to convey a sense of sadness in his framing with this film
    I couldn’t believe that was Tilda Swinton, and Jake Gyllenhaal really goes for it doesn't he? So weird and so fantastic
    I didn’t love this as much as I thought I would’ve, but I definitely wasn’t disappointed

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★½

    You know you’re in for a treat when you let out an audible groan less than three minutes into the film
    This isn’t terrible, but it certainly isn’t good
    Sonic himself looks great, and kudos to the animators for doing such a great job (I also would pay double to see the original version now)
    Jim Carrey is solid at some parts and absolutely fantastic at others, and man did he channel a lot of Me, Myself and Irene in…

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    ★★★

    Holy shit this movie was fucking dark
    Full of Catholic guilt, literal murder, and wild bullying, this movie took the maturity levels up a notch
    With imagery and camerawork that’s equal parts beautifully fluid and downright evil, the movie itself looks great
    It’s impossible to not feel and root for Quasimodo, because my man is just tryna find a lil squad, and luckily he does, but not before getting his heart broken :(
    Esmeralda doesn’t get enough respect in terms…

  • True Romance

    True Romance

    ★★★★

    Yeah, this is very much my shit
    From the opening lines solidifying this is a Tarantino script to the truly incredible cast of characters played all expertly, this is a massively entertaining film
    It didn’t really leave much with me in terms of impact, but I don’t think that’s necessary always, especially when the movie is as fun as this
    I loved how the romance both drives the film, but also acts as a backdrop to all else that is…

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★★

    Frenetic and fun, this film felt so damn fresh for the superhero genre
    This is just bursting at the seams with energy, and works so well to fit the character of Harley Quinn. It’s her world, and we all get to live in it
    I’m go glad we got to see Robbie do more of this and I hope she keeps going for as long as possible, she is so damn good
    And Ewan McGregor?!??! Talk about going full into…

  • Mulan

    Mulan

    ★★★½

    Certainly not as strong as the other Disney movies of the 90’s, Mulan has moments where it feels like it’s trying something radically different than its amazing company, but when it tries to mimic them it actually becomes worse off, which is part of the reason why i’m genuinely excited for the live action version more than most of the others they have tried
    The love element was unnecessary and the villain is pretty much non existent for a majority of…

  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★½

    Some thoughts while watching this:
    - Belle barely eats anything during “Be My Guest”
    - No means no Gaston
    - Mad people got straight up murdered in the castle raid

    Overall, this movie is a fucking banger
    I couldn’t believe how fantastic it looked from the opening zoom into the castle
    Belle is a charm from the moment she’s on screen, and Gaston is on the complete other end of the spectrum pretty much immediately 
    The music in this is…

  • Gretel & Hansel

    Gretel & Hansel

    ★★

    I really have no idea what I just watched, but I do know that Hansel is such an annoying little kid that I too would want him to get lost in the woods (guess i’m not ready to be a dad still)
    The imagery in this was very sinister, and the overall look of the film was fantastic
    I understand the comparisons to The Witch fully now having seen this, but at least the former felt like it had a deeper…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    It is absolutely ridiculous how good this film is. Not a second is wasted on screen, and everything is just a masterful display of filmmaking. Give it all the Oscars or i’ll come rub peaches on the face of every Academy voter

  • Bad Boys

    Bad Boys

    ★★★

    This movie is just so, so... orange
    Michael Bay isn’t in his full glory yet in this, but holy shit, there’s certainly some absolutely absurd moments in this film
    Not nearly as iconic as the sequel, although this film definitely has some great moments from a comedy perspective and an action perspective
    I would also say that the plot is kind of boring and never fully fleshed out, but hey, it’s enjoyable enough due to the great chemistry of the…

  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★★

    Nothing beats the rush of watching a story that feels original, and even if it is in Ritchie’s classic wheelhouse, the story somehow felt like something I hadn’t seen, or at least, being shown in a different light
    A very fun story is told by an unbelievably horny Hugh Grant, and while the awkward framing could have been worked around, it worked well enough to hold the film up for its runtime
    McConaughey is so goddamn good in this, but…