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  • Victoria
  • Black Bear
  • City of God
  • Ex Machina

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  • Searching

    ★★★½

  • She Said

    ★★★★

  • This Place Rules

    ★★★

  • Argentina, 1985

    ★★★★

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★

    Overly underwhelming. Made for 38 year-olds that long to be 20. A perception of cute and quirky that wants to be loved, not to expose. Featuring a runtime that even bores its fans, misogyny and racist jokes - but only slightly so we can play them off as self-aware while being the same old, same old.

    A fine movie for the 90s, today just obsolete - but it will give many people the warm feeling of their own self-exaltation of adolescence.

    Celebrated by arthouse lovers.
    38 year-olds.
    (I'm unfair - but yes)

  • The Fallout

    The Fallout

    ★★★★★

    What the hell, Megan Park. That's your debut?

    You had me bawling and smiling through those moments. Tackling trauma in such an uplifting way without romanticising it. Light-hearted while heavy and not afraid to embrace both. It made me feel so much. Made me laugh, cry, feel scared, feel thrilled, smile. And understand so much. Touching those nuances what it means or not means to heal, or to handle.

    Beauty in the slightest movements. Stabbed my heart deep in how it showed the relationships, family, friendships. Real, raw.

    Jenna Ortega and Lumi Pollack.
    Megan Park.

    I'm having a really hard time moving on.

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  • Searching

    Searching

    ★★★½

    Format was interesting, but I think we’ve seen better. Was used a bit too on the nose.

    Story has its heave twists and turns.

    Tho I’m a sucker for thrillers and crime stories. We all are.

  • She Said

    She Said

    ★★★★

    Time to write.

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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★½

    I adore it when a movie these days commits to be that nuanced, low key and gentle. A charming, bright and humorous tale that hits the feels at times but stays away from the megalomania and abundance of our time.

    A little gem for our 30s when we feel 20.

    (And the way better age-difference love story... looking at you, Licorice Pizza, full of disdain.)

  • Bones and All

    Bones and All

    ★★★★

    Guadagnino puts CALL ME BY YOUR NAME into the RAW cinematic universe and, by that, makes it finally a good movie. A really great watch, actually. I really like when the severe and terror on screen get treated with sincerity and consequence, when they aren’t there for the shock but to contrast, accentuate and illuminate the social fabric of our relationships and networked identities. We got a lot of light in terror. 

    And, adolescents that actually feel like adolescents!