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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★

    So much discipline and rigor in the first two acts only for the third act to turn into a left-turn slasher movie. Such high stakes in the setup with none of the follow through. What a shame.

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★

    Roger Deakins can do no wrong. There are some truly spectacular sequences in this and, for the most part, acting as well. However, I didn’t quite get that same “holy shit this is harrowing” feeling that I got with Saving Private Ryan. I know it’s not the same, but if hard not to compare the two.

  • Hustlers

    Hustlers

    ★★★★

    Pleasantly surprised by this.

  • 6 Underground

    6 Underground

    ★★

    Someone make Michael Bay hire a script supervisor.

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

    ★½

    Technical execution: ✔️
    Story: Snore.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★★

    Second viewing and it’s even better. Can’t stop thinking about the details.

  • Bao

    Bao

    ★★★★★

    No dialog. Just tears.

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★½

    Expected a dumb road trip comedy but was pleasantly surprised by how genuinely funny some of the jokes were. Also, the cinematography was way too good for this kind of story.

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★

    It was okay. Felt more like a Ryan Reynolds movie that’s happened to have Deadpool in it this time around, though I did appreciate be X-men digs.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★

    This movie.

    When I heard that a slow burn horror movie by A24 was coming out I did everything to try and avoid spoilers, and I’m glad I did. 

    Hereditary brings what the horror genre has grossly been missing over the last decade or two. Monsters or ‘The First Purge’ aren’t scary. You know what’s scary? Grief, loss, indifference, lonelyness. Not since Requiem have my eyes watered (not crying but actually watered) from how unnerving and uncomfortable some scenes were…

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★½

    Not as bad as the first Thor, not as good as the second Captain America. The Taika humor was clear and refreshing but by the midpoint became dull and annoying.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★½

    It’s rather disappointing to have to admit that I didn’t come out liking this as much as I had hoped I would. The movie starts out strong. The story is setup beautifully, the characters faults are established and the cinematography inventive. We learn over time that a mysterious object fell out of the sky and has since slowly been pushing out an expanding, pearlescent shimmer through which two teams were sent and no one returned — except for Natalie Portman’s…