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  • Double Indemnity
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  • Halftime

    ★★

  • Forrest Gump

    ★★★★

  • The Simpsons Movie

    ★★★★

  • WandaVision

    ★★★½

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  • Halftime

    Halftime

    ★★

    Does the work for young Latina women but I still can’t get around how disingenuous Jennifer Lopez continues to feel. Her journey has all the right points to be astoundingly inspirational but her contrived sound-bitey public appearances, and ostensibly manufactured charitable concerns create a significant distance. Halftime is pretty well crafted and paints a great picture of what most BIPOC entertainers have to go through - highlighted by a clunky late addition of a Ben Affleck talking head - but it struggles to illustrate a gripping portrayal of its subject, to no fault of anyone but the multi-hyphenate sensation herself.

  • Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    ★★★★

    A massively overrated piece of iconic American cinema. Features a very charming Tom Hanks performance which provides an immense more texture than anyone else could infuse into the role. This probably might be my favorite Robert Zemekis visual effects showcase.

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    Quick! Think of the first image or scene that comes to mind when you think about The Lion King. Is it the beautiful colors of the opening shot as “The Circle of Life” ushers in the sunrise and newly born prince? Is it the incredibly energetic, near-psychedelic, pop art “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” musical number? Or is it the sleek, dark, and maniacal Scar, plodding his Hamlet-style double homicide in the hyena’s cave, as bright green pillars…

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★½

    In his politically poignant 2017 hit, Get Out, Jordan Peele establishes his cinematic mind as one wise beyond its years, and full of incredible, layered profundities for audiences to traverse. Very little filmmakers have the fortunate burden of following up a debut film that became a contemporary classic, but it is something that Peele has set himself up to overcome. Us doesn’t exactly follow in its predecessor’s footsteps as an air-tight psychological thriller full of puzzle pieces waiting to perfectly…