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  • Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil

    Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil

    ★★★★

    what a gleefully insane surprise of a movie!

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★

    the way cooper stages shots, events, and the cast forces the screen to ooze with heart, depth, and passion. haven’t seen all of the previous iterations of this story but this one truly is a hell of a way to tell it to this generation. 

    it’s a powerhouse of emotion (all three main performances are equally great) , and it’s one of those movies that works on you even as you’re walking to your car, unable and unwilling to talk…

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  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★½

    always felt this was one of Shyamalan's most underappreciated works, but as time has gone on and the age of five-superhero-movies-per-year continues to overwhelm, i am becoming more and more convinced that it is his absolute best work.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    One of the most ballsy blockbusters in recent years. 

    Anyone who said THE FORCE AWAKENS “played it too safe” is in for a real treat here.

    Still not sure where I stand on it, but Rian Johnson has truly exceeded all expectations, for better or worse.


    (Also, yes, Porgs are incredible.)