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  • Love, Simon

    Love, Simon

    ★★★★

    Nothing makes me tear up faster than seeing a grown man about to cry

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    As someone who has read the entire Southern Reach trilogy, I absolutely loved this film. Despite the many departures from the book's plot, this film conveyed the same eerie and unsettling feeling of the book. I applaud Alex Garland for converting a three-book long story to a standalone movie. I miss the Crawler from the book, but I completely understand why it was left out. Many plot points from the book would require a movie trilogy to explain. Saul's presence…

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★½

    2017 was a disappointing year for me in movies. I saw too many movies that left me feeling let down or sorely underwhelmed. In the wake of a plethora of mediocre and bad movies, Ladybird is a ray of sunshine. When I watch movies, I want it to make me feel emotion. This movie made me feel joy, sadness, worry, and love. Saoirse Ronan's performance was absolutely charming. It has been a while since I've seen such a realistic performance…