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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    "To make yourself feel nothing, so as not to feel anything- what a waste."

    Call Me By Your Name paints such a brutally honest and devastating portrait of the spark of a relationship that maybe could never last, and how the smoke can still linger from that fire for a long, long time. A gorgeously shot and composed film with an ethereal soundtrack and two amazing lead performances.

    What a beautiful story, it isn’t my favorite film of all time…

  • Wildlife

    Wildlife

    ★★★★★

    “Well, ain’t this a wild life, son?”

    A beautifully composed story about a young boy stuck in the midst of his parents’ strained marriage. Paul Dano proves his strengths behind the camera and Mulligan and Gyllenhaal both bring their A games in this subtle and touching drama. This film really hit me on a personal level in ways I didn’t expect. I’m bummed that I missed out on seeing this one when it was first released. 

    There’s something so heartbreaking…

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  • Cold Pursuit

    Cold Pursuit

    ★★★★

    “Nels Coxman, Citizen of the Year. Good for him.”

    From the get go, I expected this to be a conventional, by the numbers Liam Neeson action thriller a la Non Stop or The Commuter. Instead I got a stylish, funny, dark, pulp thriller held together by clever writing, intentionally over the top performances, and surprisingly great cinematography throughout the film. This was like a much much better version of Polar, the Netflix movie from earlier this year. But I must…

  • Pariah

    Pariah

    ★★★★½

    “I am choosing. Running is not a choice from the breaking. Breaking is freeing, broken is freedom. I am not broken, I am free.”

    Pariah is rightfully praised for its acting, storytelling, and cinematography. A beautiful and heavy story told from a perspective that is sadly often left without a voice in society. 
    Though the struggles of teenage relationships may not be as serious or detrimental in hindsight, there are few things that hurt more as a teenager than finding…

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    “Remember, what makes you different is what makes you Spider-Man.” 

    It is crazy to me that we’re in a year where Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War came out and this Sony animated film is the best superhero movie I’ve seen in 2018. It’s difficult to collect my rambling thoughts about how much I loved this film so this review won’t be very analytical. 

    Everything about this movie was so fresh, beautiful, and fun. The story was suprisingly mature for…

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★★

    “Critique is so limiting and emotionally draining.” 

    To start, I’ll say please do not watch the trailer for this. There are things spoiled in the trailer that I am beyond confused as to why they were included. Elements of this film could’ve worked so much better for me if I hadn’t already seen them weeks ago in a three minute clip that somehow gave away what would happen in like 4 different scenes. 

    Velvet Buzzsaw is strange And I like…