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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★★½

    It’s time to take on another deeply controversial Oscar nominee (spoiler alert: I like GREEN BOOK. Try not to hate me).

    I saw GREEN BOOK in theaters when it came out with my parents, because older adults to senior citizens is exactly the audience this film is trying to reach. It was begrudging on my part because I knew it would be “Oscar bait”. My feeling on this hasn’t changed: it was released in the later part of 2018, is…

  • One Small Step

    One Small Step

    ★★★★½

    I watched ONE SMALL STEP for the Oscars and, honestly, it gives Bao a run for its money. I like them both equally and I think both are worthy winners of the Best Animated Short category (but I’d like to see this one win since it isn’t Pixar, which seems to always take the win). This short is SO CUTE and I’m worried it won’t get any attention because of Bao and Pixar’s popularity.

    ONE SMALL STEP is a cute…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    This summer, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a screening of 2001, Stanley Kubrick’s masterwork, in 70mm (ran by a projectionist who projected the original film in 1968 when it came out, no less). Not my first viewing, I knew seeing a film of this caliber in 70mm would be nothing short of incredible. Sitting in that glamorous theater; listening to a live version of the score being played; and hearing an impassioned talk from a guest…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★★★

    I watched this again (lol) because I got the free trial for Shudder on Amazon Prime.

    The ending of this film is one of the best in all of horror. The way Carpenter staggers through stationary shots of the various locales we've come to know throughout the film, with Michael's heavy breathing playing over them, proves his omniscience. He ran off, injured, and still he lurks in every house, in every street corner, in every yard. He is everywhere and nowhere. He is watching and waiting. He could be anywhere.

    He could even be right behind you.