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  • The Beguiled

    The Beguiled

    ★★★★

    Packs a punch I definitely was not expecting from Miss Coppola. The use of light and shadows is so goddamn good it's almost infuriating, and the true artistry of the camera work helps to distract from the light plot and Nicole Kidman's woefully inconsistent accent. Not sure it needs to exist given the 1971 adaptation exists, but there is some truly haunting imagery in this that will stay with me for a while.

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★

    I love pretty much every single thing about this in theory, but only about half of it in execution. It has a very distinct style that simply did not need this run time/pacing to establish and I found myself very bored in some parts. The rest, however, is fun enough.

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★½

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

    I know I am most likely going to be the outlier here, but for a film that’s meant to be a culmination of 11 years, 21 films, millions of fans and billions of box office dollars, Avengers: Endgame feels engineered to repeat that success and not do much else. It’s a shame too, since this film is being treated like a ‘gift’ to fans like me, the people who’ve stuck with the series since day one, been to midnight or…

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★

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

    What was good:
    - Naomi Scott is great as Jasmine. Her singing voice is splendid
    - I liked the addition of Dalia
    - The non-CGI sets looked pretty good
    - Aladdin and Jasmine have some chemistry that saves A Whole New World from making me feel literally nothing

    What was bad:
    - Guy Ritchie's directing. Stop with the slow mo. Stop with the dumbass partonising flashbacks to an event from 3 minutes ago
    - The third act is entirely changed…