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  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★★★

    This is an absolutely perfect cherry on top to perhaps the finest television show of all time
    This oozes with the confidence of the show, and it’s a damn honor that Gilligan was able to pull this all off
    Jesse Pinkman is an incredibly lovable character, and to see his arc handled so elegantly by Paul is just so fulfilling
    To me, this is perfect simply due to the weight on its shoulders being gently placed down with ease
    Love the cast and crew, they really brought the wonder of Breaking Bad back one last time

  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★½

    Gemini Man could have been super generic, and it definitely is a few times throughout the film, but at least it’s innovative in a few ways
    I wish I got to see this in high frame rate as I can imagine it would have looked even better
    CGI Will Smith looked solid during the entire film, except for that final scene which looked straight up wrong and I don’t know what happened there
    Will Smith is badass in this and brings…

  • Scream 3

    Scream 3

    ★★★½

    Jay and Silent Bob show up so it’s already my favorite entry in the franchise
    The meta elements were doubled down which I loved, and it gives the entire film a lot of wiggle room with what can be done
    The previous films definitely had more memorable moments individually, but I think this film had a great pace to it, and an absolutely thrilling opening, moreso than the first sequel
    I really liked the nightmare sequences, and it got me excited to go back to earlier Craven
    A fitting conclusion for the “trilogy”, but symbolism aside, why would anyone leave there door wide open like that???

  • Scream 2

    Scream 2

    ★★★½

    The scariest thing in Scream 2 is how awful the moviegoers were acting in the opening 
    All seriousness, this is a worthy follow up to the original, both in terms of laughs and genuinely great horror moments 
    This is an absolutely stacked cast, and I actually got thrown for a loop once or twice because of it
    Contrary to the original, I liked this first half a lot more than the back half, and that climax was insane all things considered. I get…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★

    There are many aspects of Joker that are truly great. Phoenix brings an unhinged, and unique, performance to a legendary character. The score is incredibly creepy and bombastic when necessary, and the production design of Gotham is the best we’ve ever seen. It truly feels as filthy as Gotham should be. Finally, the violence in this was certainly a surprise, but a welcome one at that
    What’s most disappointing about this film is just how lifeless it is everywhere else.…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★½

    This took a while to get going to the actual meat of the film, but man, I gotta give this credit as a whole for being wildly unique
    Everything at the final party was great, and even further, those last 15 minutes are batshit off the rails
    I felt like the first half got a bit muddled by relying too much on the tropes it poked fun at, but by the end it went in the opposite direction and really…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    Parasite is an absolute masterclass in storytelling 
    Going places nobody could expect, it never loses focus on the key matters at hand
    Very funny, deeply heartbreaking, and brutally honest, Bong Joon-Ho has crafted characters that feel entirely authentic, but more importantly, a family dynamic that subtly creeps up on you. It feels legitimate, as if they have been living together all their lives, long before filming started
    This film has so much to say about class, about family, and about…

  • 18 to Party

    18 to Party

    ½

    Just super boring

  • The Laundromat

    The Laundromat

    ★★★

    Disclaimer: I knew absolutely nothing about The Panama Papers prior to this
    This is a pretty interesting story, and insane how blatant its corruption is
    Banderas and Oldman are fantastic at breaking down just what’s happening as the film progresses, but at times it becomes a bit much, which is a great way to explain the film as a whole
    Due to its odd structure, the film loses its footing during the more extended sequences before getting back on track…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    I don’t think Ad Astra is as revolutionary as many are making it out to be, but it really is pretty damn incredible and does a few different things with the genre that I found both refreshing and incredibly interesting overall
    Looked even better in IMAX

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    Truly Apocalypse Now in space, this film presents ideas in a different manner which allows the film to feel massively refreshing
    A riveting slow burn of a film that revels in the beauty and horror of space, an infinite void of possibility
    Brad Pitt is reserved, but unbelivably fantastic in this, and truly carried the film as it relies on his performance to feel genuine
    Some absolutely glorious shots in this, and more than enough turns in the plot to keep your eyes glued to the screen, Ad Astra portrays a journey that cannot be missed. We need more films like this coming out

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely horrifying in its presentation, and even moreso in its delivery, The Lighthouse is chaos and hell manifested on film
    Pattinson and Dafoe fully lost their minds in this, with plenty of unbelievable monologues and screaming matches to boot
    From droning score and the deafening horn to  the crashing of the waves and the beams of light from the lighthouse itself, Eggers fully embraced the isolation of these beings trapped somewhere far from reality and hit the nail right on the head
    Those final moments are absolutely blood-curdling, and this film begs for dissection. An absolute powerhouse of a film