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  • The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    ★★★

    Less than the sum of its parts; cool action scenes, decent performances, interesting characterisations and bits of witty dialogue here and there, but the structure is deeply flawed and messy, and the plot is too convoluted for its own good -- I guess Ritchie thought his film is way smarter than it really is.

    What really bogged this movie down for me though is Ritchie's persistence to veer away from his early style which he presumably, to some degree, returned…

  • You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail

    ★★★★

    God only knows why it's taken me so long to see this. But God I wanted it to be this kind of movies. I wanted it to be this kind of movies so badly. That's exactly what I needed at this time!

    (8/10)

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    I admire movies of this kind; movies that feel simple and spontaneous, and have unrestrained plot. But I prepare myself before watching a movie of this kind; simply because I usually don't find myself connected emotionally with these movies. And I was ready to watch one of these art-house movies that I appreciate from the artistic and technical standpoint more than truly enjoying them. But Roma really took me off guard. Because I found out that Cuarón took this artistic…

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    Putting aside the unrealistically perfect character of Kayla's father (Josh Hamilton is fantastic, though) and some stereotypes that surround it, and a poorly-written subplot, Eighth Grade is an agonizingly accurate and authentic look at life’s most universally awkward phase thanks to first-time director, Bo Burnham's painstaking attention to detail, astonishing use of music that captures the spirit of the titular time period, and Elsie Fisher's breakthrough performance who played her role achingly well.

    (8.5/10)