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  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    ★★★★

    First off, the cinematography and soundtrack in this movie is spectacular. Most of the scenes are an absolute joy to look at. I legitimately started looking at ticket costs for some of the amazing places Walter went in this movie just because the stunning shots just came one after the other. The slight negative here is the mostly in your face "moral". While not very subtle, this movie has a solid and well intentioned emotional message, boiling down the the motto of the real Life magazine.

    All in all, highly recommend. Unless you hate other countries and beautiful views, you'll enjoy this movie.

  • Good Boys

    Good Boys

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Funny and profane, Good Boys is all around a good time. There's not much depth here but it doesn't suffer from it. In fact, the utter meaninglessness emphasizes the perspectives of these sixth-graders in a way I wasn't expecting at all. You actually start to reminisce about your own younger years, and instead of looking down on them, I could easily relate to them. The movie is well aware of the modern era it takes place in as well -…

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  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★½

    The Farewell does an amazing job capturing the experience of a young immigrant - one who was old enough to remember what home was, but young enough that the memory is starting to fade. Billi's nostalgia, her bad Chinese(and frequent questions about how to say things!), and her fundamentally Western outlook on the world, in comparison to her older family, is one of the best I've seen that facet of my life on the big screen. Every actor portrays the…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    Really loved how the movie consistently maintained the uncomfortable vibe. The camera effects and visuals called back to Mandy (toned down, obv) and definitely enhanced the film for me. The normalization of the violent behavior through the sound design and cult members' reactions was very well done, and positioning the cult as a new family for Dani allowed this film to throw away the traditional protagonist/antagonist relationship and portray both sides in a balanced way. Great film!