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  • The Love Witch

    The Love Witch

    The Love Witch is a fun homage to older horror films. The way it uses color is breathtaking, and the story is just the right amount of campy. The acting style here is interesting, with Robinson as an excellent anchor and Keys as the standout supporting member. The commentary on feminism and gender is pretty interesting, although sometimes ham-fisted. The Love Witch is still worth a watch, being a wholly unique horror comedy within the modern cinema landscape.

    (Not graded because did not watch in one sitting.)

  • Early Man

    Early Man

    ★½

    Early Man is a shocking misfire for Aardman Studios. Having a caveman end up in the Bronze Age and just making it a movie about soccer is the definition of wasting a very good premise. There’s nothing here you haven’t seen before, and most of the humor falls on the dumb side of silly dumb. None of the characters are particularly memorable, and the only one actually voice-acting is Tom Hiddleston. The stop-motion animation is still nice, and there’s some fun moments here and there. Overall though, Early Man is just a disappointing film that lacks any real level of intrigue. Very blah.

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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★½

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    La La Land

    ★★★★★

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