Dan Meyer

Dan Meyer

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Student of history, literature and philosophy. Writer and brown pants aficionado.

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  • Wild Strawberries

    Wild Strawberries

    ★★★★

    I do not think I have ever felt a closer connection to any fictional character than I did with Prof. Borg.

  • Hillbilly Elegy

    Hillbilly Elegy

    ★★★½

    I have had trouble finding a single honest review of this film here. Most contain no commentary, and those that do merely dismiss it as a “Republican” movie and thus obviously bad. I question whether these people even watched the film, considering there isn't even single a suggestion of politics in it; they are obviously projecting what they know of the author’s politics onto his story.

    Similarly astounding are the criticisms that I see claiming that it is a inaccurate…

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★½

    I was expecting something a lot different from Bo Burnham, and was pleasantly surprised. Such a wholesome and accurate picture of what kids of our generation grew up with. Just awkward and uncomfortable enough.

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    An excellent addition into the Star Wars lineup. Casting choices were perfect, and I especially enjoyed Donnie Yen and the CGI Tarkin. All of my issues with the film are minor, so I'll list them below.
    - The film was dark (lighting-wise), then about 2/3 of the way through they got to a really bright planet, and it was really jarring.
    - Jyn Erso starts out being very cynical, and about halfway through (you'll know the point) she suddenly starts talking all about 'HOPE.'
    - Probably more, but I'd have to watch it again and take notes. As I said, these were very minor issues.