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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★½

    Every MCU movie has gotten exponentially worse since Infinity War. The original MCU (everything leading up to Infinity War) had some borderline strokes of genius, with IW easily being the best MCU film, and one of the best in its genre. What those films had going for them were iconic and likable characters, and actual storylines and character arcs. It seems now Marvel has completely abandoned any attempt at making anything but shameless fan service. It’s hard to see No Way Home as anything other than a recycling of intellectual properties. Marvel is spread thin on original ideas.

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★

    My advice for watching Malignant would be to take a nap for the first 30-45 minutes of the film, and then have your buddy wake you up for the rest. This first portion of the film is an absolute slog fest, and really just serves as preamble for the main event(s). The story is ok, the acting is a little less than ok, but where this film really shines is in it’s sequences of extreme gore and buddy horror. Gabriel,…

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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★

    This is surprisingly my first time watching The Matrix and I wasn’t at all disappointed. It probably would have been a more enjoyable experience had I not seen almost every iconic scene a million times on the internet. The concept and the action alone are enough to make this film enjoyable. The Matrix is very similar to Inception except all the exposition in Matrix is actually somewhat interesting. While this movie excels in its world building and conceptualization, it lacks…

  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★½

    My first film from Kore-eda and far from my last. I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into when I decided to watch this and I wasn’t sure if I was enjoying it a little ways in due to its lack of plot. There’s not really much of a plot per say, which is usually something that irks me - unless, of course, the film can pull it off, and Shoplifters very much did. The performances across the board…