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  • Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    ★★★½

    The first two acts have their fair share of awkward/poorly executed moments, but the solid plotting and interesting action sequences made the film overall enjoyable.

  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★★

    Not only does this have some of the most authentic character writing and performances I've seen, but it also has an actual plot to string that together (looking at Una and One Percent More Humid). This is a great example of two separate protagonists who both have fully realised character arcs.

    I also really like the cinematography from an aesthetic perspective. Sometimes it may have been lit a bit underexposed for the context of the scene, but in general I…

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  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★½

    The first film worked so well because every element (scene, beat, character, etc) contributed completely to the main story and theme to create one tight, solid end product. This feels like they just looked at the characters and strung a plot together purely because a sequel was asked for.

    The action scenes were enjoyable, and the scenes featuring the baby and Mr Incredible were really fun, but overall it felt like there wasn't one coherent premise for a whole film, so they smashed two ideas together to extend the story into a full length.

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★

    This was a good exploration into the current divided US political climate.

    There were some issues with the characters on this one. It wasn't completely clear what John David Washington's character arc was, and Adam Driver's arc felt as if it didn't end properly (though I appreciated that his introduction and value change made an important thematic contribution).

    The real world footage at the end and upside-down flag removed some authenticity and felt unnecessary to me, because it felt as…