Allison M.
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  • What Lies Upstream

    What Lies Upstream

    ★★★½

    Hey guys, we're all going to die of water pollution. You can drink tap water...you'll die. You can drink bottled water, but oftentimes it's tap water only it's less regulated...and you'll probably die.

    The EPA is a political organization and now that Scott Pruitt's in charge, all bets are off. Trump basically put him in charge to dismantle the organization, so we're all going to die.

    Even the good guys like Dr. Rahul Gupta started off by saying the public…

  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

    ★★★½

    Annette Bening evokes Gloria Grahame. The hair, the corners of her mouth, her voice ever so slightly raised in pitch (to match her voice without being obnoxious).

    Jamie Bell is a good actor, but maybe he was cast for his talent as a dancer as well (we get some disco-era-style dancing!).

    Well, it's pretty good overall.

    Health note: Gloria takes several measures to deal with her illness including getting apricot pits at a health food store, but she continues to…

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  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    The Killing of a Sacred Deer

    ★★★★

    Words can't really describe how horrific this movie made me feel. You'd have to look at my face while watching it: mouth agape and eyes wide open in terror. What was going to happen next? Definitely had me on the edge of my seat, metaphorically of course.

    It was like a modern-day Sophie's Choice on acid, while also evoking the director's previous films: Dogtooth and The Lobster. Totally messed up, awkward, while having top talent involved. You'll be asking: "How…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★

    PROS:
    -There were likable characters and good appearances by stars old and new.
    -The "resistance" seemed to parallel what was going on in the United States with Trump just the teensy-weensiest bit.

    CONS:
    -Two or three subplots running like it's a sitcom.
    -Some of the dialogue was muddled or rushed and it was hard to understand 100%, especially when they were explaining new concepts or sci-fi ideas (so since it's not based in reality it was hard to grasp what…