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  • The Prom

    The Prom

    ½

    An abridged version of a text I sent to @crduffy97 while watching this:

    "So Barry dancing with his younger self at the prom he never got to go to: that is why I love musical theater. It’s poetry and pop in time with each other, loving the impossible, across time and space. It’s how life feels and not how it is. It’s freedom from convention and pretension. It’s literally “hating convention hating pretension, not to mention of course hating dear…

  • After We Collided

    After We Collided

    ½

    I have more positive feelings towards this franchise than towards my past relationships. This series is my personal hell and I find such incredible joy in it. Two more movies baybee. People might leave me but After will always be there.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    How do you rate a film like this? If we’re feigning objectivity like white guys talking movies on the internet tend to do, Joker should be commended for doing exactly what it sets out to do. It’s bleak, well put together, and pretty to look at.

    But we’re not feigning objectivity, or praising unique things for the sake of being unique. I disagree with this movie on a fundemental atomic level. It doesn’t believe in anything. It is antithetical to…

  • The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    ★★½

    'Crowdpleasing' has never been a term I particularly liked, especially outside of the four-quadrant blockbusters. Whenever a drama, especially a drama that deals with serious issues gets called 'crowdpleasing', it usually means that the issues and themes have been pacified enough that it's not going to piss off anyone for the sake of making an extra buck or two. But I was hopeful walking into The Hate U Give. In a year where we have had three films that tackled…