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  • What We Do in the Shadows

    ★★★★½

  • The Departed

    ★★★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

  • Top Gun

    ★★★

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  • What We Do in the Shadows

    What We Do in the Shadows

    ★★★★½

    "They say that vampires' hearts are cold and dead. Definitely dead. But I don't know. I think I still feel things inside it."

    This documentary makes great strides in destigmatizing the vampire community, as well as the broader undead community. I want to praise Waititi and Clement's efforts to humanize a broadly misunderstood group of creatures.

    But in all seriousness, over the course of less than 90 minutes, I've become unreasonably attached to the characters of this film. Every single…

  • The Departed

    The Departed

    ★★★★½

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

    "When I was your age, they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this—when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference?"

    This is my first Scorsese film, pretty good start.

    A simple premise executed near-perfectly, The Departed leaves you at the edge of your seat. Though I personally didn't care for most of the characters, it's undeniable that the plot, dialogue, and pacing are impeccable. The story evolves in such an organic yet subversive way that leaves you enthralled until the climactic third act, where it ends with a bang. Or, I guess, multiple bangs.

    88/100

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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★★

    “The whole word is watching!”

    I enjoyed this a lot. It was much more engaging than I thought a court room drama would be, and it effectively uses flashbacks and quick cuts to keep the pace up. I think this is in part to the great editing in this movie. 

    Aaron Sorkin is a master screenwriter. Like The Social Network, the dialogue is incredibly clever and at times really funny. The story structure is also very similar to The Social Network in…

  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

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

    “By the end of the episode, you realize it was all a bad dream. None of it was real.“

    (Here is my review for the series as a whole.)

    These are my initial reactions to each episode in the series.

    Episodes 1+2: I already love this show. I hope this sets the standard for what we will get from the upcoming Marvel Disney+ shows.

    The first two episodes are really good at building the mystery while also playing creatively with the…