• The Peanut Butter Falcon

    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    ★★★★½

    ✅88%
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    Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true.

    The more I reflect on 2019, the more inclined I am to believe it is the best years of the decade (for movies at least). It is absolutely ridiculous how many brilliant films we got. One of the standouts is and will forever be The Peanut Butter Falcon. The entire cast is brilliant, but the highlight is clearly…

  • Moxie

    Moxie

    ★★★

    👌🏻62%
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    Inspired by her mom's rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.

    This is one that took me forever to get to, and there are plenty more from 2021 that I am working on, but Moxie was worth the wait from an entertainment standpoint. The cast is solid, and the film has this charm to it that many will be able to take…

  • Two Distant Strangers

    Two Distant Strangers

    ★★★½

    👍🏻70%
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    In "Two Distant Strangers", cartoonist Carter James' repeated attempts to get home to his dog are thwarted by a recurring deadly encounter that forces him to re-live the same awful day over and over again. Starring Joey Bada$$, Andrew Howard and Zaria Simone.

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    The time loop premise strikes again, and we have another winner. Maybe I am just a sucker for this type of film, but it is…

  • Thunder Force

    Thunder Force

    ★½

    ❌28%
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    In a world where supervillains are commonplace, two estranged childhood best friends reunite after one devises a treatment that gives them powers to protect their city.

    Ben Falcone has made yet another masterpiece with Melissa McCarthy. In all honesty, I do enjoy when he pops up in certain comedy-centric films, but his directorial efforts are just misfire after misfire. This is also putting a huge damper on Melissa McCarthy’s career, as…

  • What Lies Below

    What Lies Below

    ★★

    🚫40%
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    A 16 year-old girl returns home from camp and learns that her mother has a new boyfriend, one she intends to marry; a man whose charm, intelligence and beauty make him look like he's not human at all.

    This 2020 film is trending on Netflix, so I thought I would give it a shot. First off, this is not the early 2000’s anymore; why are we casting 27 year old (even…

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★★

    ✅84%
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    When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle.

    The American voice cast here is phenomenal (as always with these films). Christian Bale and Jena Malone highlight some top-notch performances. What keep this from being one of my favorite Ghibli films is simply the somewhat scattered…

  • The Unholy

    The Unholy

    ★★

    🚫42%
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    A hearing-impaired girl is visited by the Virgin Mary and can suddenly hear, speak, and heal the sick. As people flock to witness her miracles, terrifying events unfold. Are they the work of the Virgin Mary or something much more sinister?

    The Unholy will absolutely manage to come through for certain Horror fans. It does feel like a throwback to those early 2000’a scare-injected experiences that never required the audience to think too much. The…

  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★

    ✅80%
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    At a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student runs into her sugar daddy.

    This film is an anxiety-inducing trip that will catch you off guard from start to finish. It isn’t necessarily a “fun watch,” but it absolutely doesn’t need to be. It does exactly what it sets out to do. There is a charm and quirky nature to the tone of the film, but it is…

  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    ★★★★½

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    ✅86%

    A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

    With all of these time loop movies dropping on a weekly basis (that’s what it feels like), I wanted to revisit the one that started it all. Groundhog Day not only mixes a sweet story with an entertaining main character, but it carefully integrates the time loop tropes and allows the audience to slowly get attached to the story. It is brilliantly written in that way,…

  • Concrete Cowboy

    Concrete Cowboy

    ★★★

    👌🏻60%
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    A teenager discovers the world of urban horseback riding when he moves in with his estranged father in North Philadelphia.

    Concrete Cowboy has a lot going for it from an emotional perspective, but the film suffers from what feels like a lengthy runtime and lacks in urgency. It thankfully makes up for a few of its mistakes with the cast showcasing top-notch chemistry and all-around skill. The film is also fairly…

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

    ★★★★½

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    ✅88%
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    As Harry, Ron, and Hermione race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

    It is time to get back on the Harry Potter train. As a more casual fan of this franchise, I was excited to go back and revisit this one the most. This is mostly due to the fact that I can barely remember how…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★

    ✅84%
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    Determined to ensure Superman's ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions.

    This one holds up extremely well upon rewatch, and this is a bit shocking due to the runtime. Again, there are plenty of scenes that could have been shortened or “sped up,” but…