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  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★½

    Watching You Were Never Really Here reminds me of staying home sick from school, catching bits and pieces of classic films while scrolling through the television channels in a feverish daze. Drifting in and out of consciousness too often to follow any sort of plot, so I stick to noticing the minor details like changes in the music, or an interesting facial expression. Dialogue is just a jumble of familiar noises from which I catch a word or two at…

  • The First Purge

    The First Purge

    ★★★

    As a fan of the franchise, The First Purge is a satisfying, big-budget prequel to a series that had nowhere else to go except into the hood. The generous budget and bigger explosions that go along with a Michael Bay production credit are welcome additions, fitting for a series that has only gotten wider in scope since the first film. While the urban cliches range from comedic to eye-roll inducing and the blatant references to certain events surrounding the election…

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★½

    This movie had me in the theatre feeling like if I rustled my bag of sour Skittles too loudly a fuckin brown Xenomorph would swoop in and impale me with it's arm lmao

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    Phantom Thread is quite simple and straightforward compared to the director's previous films, but is still able to retain a sense of mystery and a dash of spirituality. The plot is akin to the classic romance novels typical of the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen, and I mean that in the best way possible. While this aspect may cause some folks to call the film boring, those who can appreciate a slow-burn love story with a tear-inducing twist so subtle…