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  • Into the Wild

    Into the Wild

    ★★★½

    A bit pretentious and self-important at times - though arguably this is intentional, as that's exactly what the protagonist is as well. It's definitely lacking in any significant drive or structure to propel things forward and sometimes becomes rambling and tedious because of this. All that said, I really appreciated the ultimate redemptiveness of the message, and the film contains a lot of rich truth and authentic humanity that won't be forgotten.

  • Lean on Pete

    Lean on Pete

    ★★★★½

    It would have been so easy for a film like this to devolve into aimless, depressing melodrama and moping without a clear purpose or a truly engaging core. But thanks to the superb direction and performances, the whole thing manages to be extremely redemptive and human, even when things are at their most somber. Really enjoyed it, and excited to rewatch.

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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