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  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★★★

    My aesthetic: Brie Larson shooting a skullcrawler on the eye with a flare gun

  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★★★

    You know, I get it. I really do.

    I've been meaning to see Kubo And The Two Strings, but have no means to do so because of logistical concerns. Thankfully, my parents bought me a PS4 (!!!), and while I enjoy playing video games on it, I feel like I could milk it some more by exploring its many (I'm pretty sure) features and benefits. Lucky me, I found out it can play Blu-Rays so I had my sister scope…

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  • Down with Love

    Down with Love

    ★★★★

    There's a montage in Down With Love where they, Renee Zellweger's Barbara Novak and Ewan McGregor's Catcher Block, "see" all of the hit musicals during the 1960s in one go. During the latter part of the film, both characters are dancing and getting ready in a sequence set to the music of Astrud Gilberto and Frank Sinatra's Fly Me To The Moon. In both instances, I caught myself smiling at the cheese factor the film's offering to me. Then, I…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    I mean, I said, I mean.

    It's hard to write about La La Land. I've seen the film 15 days ago, saw it three days after that, and I've been meaning to write about it. I do, but it's difficult. I could get into the beauty, the mesmerizing beauty of this movie. I could get into the cringe I felt when Seb was mansplaining jazz yet I totally got where he's coming from because I do that to the people…