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  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★½

    Steven Spielberg is my favorite director of all time, but over the past few years I've come to be multiple movies behind on his filmography. This, Ready Player One, and Bridge of Spies have all entered my to-do list from the days they were released and simply stayed there.

    Political drama thrillers are not really my thing. I can admit when one was well done, but odds are they're going to bore me just a little bit. I can think…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★½

    This has been on my to-do list for a while but the 2.5 hour runtime and a desire to not have to split it up due to it being horror made me keep putting it off. Yesterday I finally had time to watch it in one sitting.

    The main thing that stands out about the movie is that it's a beautifully filmed slow burn that's more uncomfortable than it is scary. It reminds me of 60s/70s horror movies like Rosemary's…

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  • I Lost My Body

    I Lost My Body

    ★★★★½

    I haven't been thrilled with either of the Best Picture nominees I've watched so far (The Irishman and Marriage Story at the time this was written), so I decided to mix it up with a nominee for Best Animated Feature that I had never even heard of before the nominees were announced.

    This very artsy French animated film for adults tells the story of a severed hand looking for its previous owner filled in with the story of its previous…

  • Anaconda

    Anaconda

    ★★★

    (Review written May 2009)

    Story: Everything I’m asking for.

    Anaconda is a good example of a monster movie that understands that no one gives a shit about the plot and opts to treat the material more like a slasher movie instead. They make up a reason (journalists shoot a documentary) to get a mixed cast of characters (host, camera man, scientist, etc.) into some weird scenario where they can pick them off one by one. And it works. That’s all…