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  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★

    I LOVE JANUARY SO MUCH!

    M. Night Shyamalan is one of the most fascinating figures in film today, because he is one of the most talented directors of the era, and one of the weakest writers. Scripted like a first-year film student's side hustle with such a surface-level interpretation of pain and trauma that it would have lit 2011 Tumblr on fire, Glass tries its hardest to be a deconstruction of the superhero formula only to come up with some…

  • Escape Room

    Escape Room

    ★★★½

    Escape Room is the best January Movie I’ve ever seen. Not that it’s the best movie released in January because that would be insane to even think, but it is the pinnacle of what a January Movie should be. It is dumb as a bag of rocks, self-aware enough to be charming but nowhere near self-aware enough to be clever, riddled with awful CG, mediocre performances, and an ending that shamelessly sets up roughly a hundred sequels to be churned…

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ½

    Alright, this is gonna be a long one. And I should start it by saying a few things. Queen is one of my favorites bands of all time, may even be my single favorite band. I think Mercury was not only a genius but a transgressive icon that changed the world around him. And I am well aware of the difficult journey to get the surviving members of the band, especially Brian May and Roger Taylor, to agree with various…

  • Mid90s

    Mid90s

    ★★★

    In screenwriting classes, one of the first things taught is the difference between the often-interchangeable terms ‘story’ and ‘plot’. Plot is the series of events within a film, the story is how those events carry together to elicit drama, tension, and other emotional responses. About an hour into the 84-minute Mid90s, I realized that there was a third step to this; a plot is a series of events, a story is how those events link, and a film is a…