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  • Cam

    Cam

    ★★★★

    “These suicides keep getting better.” 

    Real vs. fake. Analog vs. digital. Physical vs. ethereal. The internet vs. real life. 

    A terrifying glimpse into modern life as it’s lived- predominantly online. The fact that a character says “if you want to not see that stuff, stay away from the internet” is not offensive in its cruelty,  but in its complete ignorance of how people experience today’s world. To not be online...are you even alive? Well yes- but the crisis caused by…

  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    ★★★½

    The good: Chalamet and Carrell are great and carry the whole thing. Chalamet wears it all on his face, and they both for sure deserve acting nominations come Oscar time. Shows the real nature of recovery, meaning that you can have long periods of clean time where you are on the up and up, before falling backwards again.

    The bad: oddly paced, quickly cut, with too many scenes that feel explainy about the science of addiction. I'm torn because on…

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  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    My most highly anticipated movie since last year's It Follows. Green Room came on my radar around the time Blue Ruin was released, and shot way to the top of it when those clips and trailers started surfacing. A siege movie featuring a PC DC punk band against neo nazi skinheads? So up my alley. And of particular importance to me as an aging, now grown up former DC area punk kid.

    Green Room first and foremost gets that particular…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Daisy Ridley is my hero.