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  • 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

  • The Goldfinch

    The Goldfinch

    ★★

    Disclaimer: I have read the book and tried my best to separate the two, although in this case I found it rather difficult

    I was anticipating this for a long time, and was severely let down
    For a two and a half hour film, it really does waste its runtime in terms of fleshing out relationships that Theo has, and how they affect him
    Paired with the restructuring of the story, it makes for what feels like incomplete vignettes in…

  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★½

    A film that turned out to be extremely entertaining and very well made, finding the perfect balance between style and substance, although style definitely seems to take precedence at times
    Lili Reinhart and J Lo in this could murder me and I would say thanks. Fuck Cardi B for a multitude of reasons, and it seems like her and Lizzo were just there for marketing our purposes
    This is an entertaining crime tale that is rooted in reality that has…

  • The Day Shall Come

    The Day Shall Come

    Yeah, this wasn’t even remotely clever, and if anything, more than a bit insensitive 
    Marchánt Davis is a great lead and Anna Kendrick is solid I guess
    This can barely be considered a satire as it barely scratches the surface of smart
    I truly didn’t enjoy a single thing about this film because it didn’t achieve a single thing it set out to do other than state the obvious: the government is extremely corrupt
    I’m not familiar with any of Morris’ work, but what I do know is that he had no business making a film like this

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★★

    I love the fact that nearly 3 hour films are coming out at a decent pace this year, but one thing I can’t stand is when something is nearly 3 hours and can’t justify its length, as this sequel does
    This films predecessor is expertly edited to feel like an organic story is being told and never drags or speeds through anything it shows
    With this, the first 30-45 minutes are incredibly ham-fisted, as it feels like the filmmakers did…

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    ★★★½

    I didn’t go into this with the knowledge that La La Land was heavily inspired by this film, which would have definitely helped
    I love seeing where “cliches” and the predictable elements of modern films come from, but these aren’t the problems I had with this film
    Everything about this film bursts with energy and life, and the camerawork is some of the most fluid and dreamlike I’ve seen in recent memory
    Unfortunately, the problems arrived from character decisions feeling a bit…

  • The Death of Dick Long

    The Death of Dick Long

    ★★★

    An off kilter, small town crime caper full of great comedy, a web of lies, and so much vaping
    I enjoyed Swiss Army Man a lot, and this somehow tones down the odd premise of that film while also being insanely weird in a much more realistic approach 
    Solid performances across the board, and it’s very competently made
    Unfortunately, the film overall leaves you wanting more, but any longer in this world (Alabama) would probably detract from the experience

    Full review coming soon at PopAxiom and my new podcast, Where’s The Remote? @wtrpod on Twitter and Instagram

  • It

    It

    ★★★★

    Not nearly as terrifying as I remember it being, but still incredibly well crafted
    IT does an incredible job at creating an overlying sense of dread and terror in both the characters and the viewer
    This is honestly the best use of dutch angles i’ve seen, although I haven’t seen many great uses of it so I would love to see more films pull it off like this
    Bill Skarsgård is an absolute monster in this, and it’s really easy…

  • Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

    Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones

    ★★★½

    To say this is any different than Chappelle’s recent specials must mean you aren’t familiar with the career of a comedy legend
    Equal parts crass and poignant, Chappelle has had his roots planted firmly in comedy for decades, and his outlook only grows and grows
    While I may not necessarily agree with some of his stances in this special, he can say whatever he wants due to the simple fact that his humor always comes across as having something to…

  • Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly

    Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly

    ★★★

    As a big Travis fan, this was just a straight shot of adrenaline as it reminded me of all the great concert memories I have of him
    A perfect showcase of his meteoric rise over the past two to three years
    What’s so great is that it shows a side of Travis we don’t always see, the side that isn’t the high energy madman, but rather a loving father and a person who has a deep appreciation for the city that birthed him
    So so dope and I cannot wait to see him again at Rolling Loud in NYC
    LETS RAGE

  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★

    Well that was thoroughly disappointing
    This was just incredibly dull, and at no point did its “charm” win me over
    Anton Yelchin is great in this, for the few minutes that he’s in it, until the film completely forgets about his character
    I just couldn’t find anything to latch onto regarding the main characters 
    Essentially devoid of life and personality, Thoroughbreds doesn’t have much going for it other than being competently made

  • The Peanut Butter Falcon

    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    ★★★★

    Nothing better than a film blindsiding you with just how great they can make you feel
    Incredibly heartfelt and crafted with extreme care and tenderness, The Peanut Butter Falcon is a feel good film that delivers on this very notion
    You will be smiling constantly as the bond between Zak and Tyler grows, and you will have tears running down your face throughout
    LaBeouf is absolutely phenomenal and I’m so glad he’s coming back to prove the world wrong
    Dakota Johnson is…