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  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★★

    It isn't really about anything, but it's competant for the most part. Venom's biggest issue is it's scant, fast-paced runtime which doesn't allow for any meaningful character development or substantial thematic exploration. The third act is fraught with characters making radical life changing decisions for the sake of the plot, yet the audience never get to (clearly) see the building blocks on the road to them making those decisions; which feels rather contrived and ultimately, unsatisfying. All of the actors do a decent enough job despite a lacking script and the combination of violent, pulpy action sequences and a unique score gives Venom a distinct charm.

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★½

    An exhausting, emotionally draining experience; but I loved it. The first hour is a little too plodding, but once the team of Samurai is formed the movie really comes into its own. Performances across the board are great and it really is something special that with such a large cast splintered into their own stories that each one manages to be special and meaningful.

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  • We Need to Talk About Kevin

    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    ★★★★½

    Not what I expected from this at all, but the way Lynne Ramsey handles this material is just so captivating and disturbing that it's hard to look away, even if that's what every instinct in your body is telling you to do.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★★

    fuck.

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  • Fantasia

    Fantasia

    ★★★★½

    Fantasia? More like, Fantastic!








    ...Sorry 😔

  • Adaptation.

    Adaptation.

    ★★★★½

    A meta scene about how meta this film is wrapped in a meta movie that is sometimes, sometimes not aware that it is a filmic representation of both the script and the screenwriter who also just so happens to be the protagonist of the piece. Adaptation sometimes comes across as a little to cutesy for its own good, but to be honest, it's kind of a miracle that it's not like that it's entire runtime. Instead it's a rather sweet…