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  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    ★★½

    I expected this to be bad, so while it wasn’t necessarily good, I was pleasantly surprised. Mostly just enjoyed how genuinely creepy (and sometimes blatantly demonic) it was for a kids’ movie - this movie totally would’ve given me chills at like age 10. There were a couple scenes where I went “oh wow, they went there in a PG movie?”

    Lots of really cringeworthy and stupid stuff tho. The little boy isn’t particularly likeable and Black/Blanchett really aren’t either. But hey, that kid from Mid90s has a cameo!

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★½

    Really really enjoyed this. Some of the twists and turns could have been executed differently from a structural standpoint (can’t talk about it without spoilers) but other than that, this is really pretty stellar. The blend of old-fashioned crime-noir and modern digital-age suspense was pretty captivating. Super Hitchcockian, super suspenseful, nice balance of tone. Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick are amazing together, and it’s practically begging for a sequel.

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  • Spielberg

    Spielberg

    ★★★★½

    When you go to film school, you will inevitably meet that freshman student who says “Spielberg is overrated and his movies are too mainstream and sentimental.”

    Please force that pretentious douche to watch this great documentary.

  • Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    Olaf's Frozen Adventure

    ★½

    this is like if you went to a fancy restaurant to get a steak, but they forced you to eat 750 pounds of mcdonald's chicken nuggets before you were allowed to have what you really wanted