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  • Ju-on: Origins

    Ju-on: Origins

    ★★★★

    Now THIS is how you do an origin story! 
    J-Horror is alive and well thanks to Netflix Japan and Shô Miyake! This is everything that Nicolas Pesce’s abysmal American language rebootquel should have been!

    The non-linear structure and different timelines can be a little confusing at first but with a bit of patience and concentration they start to make sense and by the end I think it was the absolute perfect way to tell this story!

    The cinematography totally nails…

  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

    ★½

    I giggled a couple of times but really this was just a two hour slog for me. Someone told me before I pressed play that the more you like the actual Eurovision Song Contest the more you will like this film. I think that’s probably right. 

    I usually like Will Ferrell but found him incredibly hard to watch here. 

    I usually love Rachel McAdams but found her really flat and stilted in this. 

    Pierce Brosnan can’t decide what accent his…

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  • The Invitation

    The Invitation

    ★★★★

    The Invitation is certainly a slow burn but the payoff is pretty immense. A daunting look at loss, stability & moving on in dark, crazy L.A.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★½

    Wow! One of most relevant and important film of 2020 also happens to be one of the best films of 2020 too!

    The sprawling runtime coupled with the plethora of abrupt tonal shifts often make it a bit of a dizzying experience but Lee’s grasp of the material, his juxtaposition of past and present, his frequent use of genuine archive footage, and the phenomenal performances all ensure that we stay on course for what is an absolute gut-punch of a…