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  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★

    What ever happened to truth, justice, and the American way?

  • The Art of Self-Defense

    The Art of Self-Defense

    ★★★★★

    The Art of Self-Defense is a darkly comical and at times horrifying meditation on the dangers of toxic masculinity. About as quickly as it devolves into a horrifying nightmare, it is quick to crack a joke about the mundanity of everyday life. Jesse Eisenberg's Casey is faced with an incredible conflict: does he continue living his life as it is, and be the loser everyone perceives him to be? Or does he man up, become a master of martial arts, and become the very thing he hates?

    This film is about resolving to live somewhere in-between those extremes. Not being the best, but being... enough.

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ½

    To quote Noel Miller and Cody Ko:

    “AAAAWWWWW (EW)
    DUUUUUUDEE (WHAT THE F U C K)”

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    There is an old fable which tells that a frog placed in already boiling water will jump out immediately, but when the frog is placed in room temperature water that is brought to a boil slowly, it will remain in the water as if nothing is wrong, until it eventually dies.

    This is that, but a movie. And in Sweden. And also it’s not about frogs.

    Ari Aster’s follow-up to Hereditary is constructed much differently, for an entirely different purpose.…