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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    With incredible sound design, “Mother!” is an allegory for our known Universe.

    The camera almost exclusively follows Jennifer Lawrence’s character who paces the house with suspense and dread at the surprise inhabitants of her domicile.

    I didn’t pick up on the biblical references until Cain and Abel, and from there the movie really started picking up steam. The last act was an insane fury of characters and dread as the world descended into chaos.

    While many say that the Mother…

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    ★★½

    “The Golden Circle” is the Kingsman turned up to 11, but not all in a good way. It doubles down on the same jokes, scenes, and ridiculousness of its predecessor, and makes you feel like they’ve run out of originality.

    Eggsy chose the Swedish princess over Roxy as a punchline to a joke in the first movie, yet they decided to go with it. He is in a committed relationship with a princess who he just wanted to have anal…

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  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk

    ★★★½

    I keep hearing “Bone Tomahawk” described with aspects of horror, but I didn’t get any of that. Sure there is insane violence and gore, but there is no evil. You learn to hate the savages, but only because they are so violent. Is cannibalism enough to classify a movie as a horror?

    The pacing is slow, but works. It takes forever until you realize what the plot of the movie is, a four-man rescue mission.

    The performances in this movie…

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out

    ★★★★½

    Pixar continues to make beautiful and charming films complete with very real stakes and, in this film, literal emotions.

    A young girl, Riley, goes through a very difficult move, and we see the inside working of how that changes her personality. The choice of the five emotions is very interesting because only one of them, Joy, is positive. Or so we think. We learn how critical each of these lenses for seeing the world is, as the main character gains…