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  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★½

    The soundtrack and editing are really what pull THOROUGHBREDS together as what I consider a unique experience, but once it ended I was sort of left feeling 'meh.' It builds up its story in such a brilliant way that one can't help but feel it deserves better than the ending it got. Even if it were to end a few minutes earlier when a certain pivotal point is reached, I probably would've appreciated the film as a whole much more. Still, it's worth checking out.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    Pretty goddamn incredible. It's a slow burn, but once the pot starts boiling, you've got yourself an experience that completely defies expectations. Great performances, visuals, direction. Pretty much great in every sense, even if I was somewhat less blown away with its first 30 or so minutes.

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★

    VVell. The VVitch is overhyped. Definitely some unsettling imagery, but it's not scary. Complaints I've seen claim the movie is too slovv, but for me it vvas vvay too fast. Almost immediately vve're exposed to horrific imagery and proof of a vvitch, vvhich removes vvhat could have been some really tense Salem paranoia (something that plays a surprisingly small role all-in-all).

    As the film progresses, atmospheric tension builds up and is almost immediately disregarded vvith spooky cliches vvith an Olde…

  • Daphne

    Daphne

    ★★

    Overall Daphne is a fine movie. It has a relatively unlikeable lead character that becomes even more unlikeable after witnessing a stabbing. Prior to the stabbing, it's almost identical to any other struggling 30-year old woman story - and like many others, it pretty much ends where it starts. Beyond its slightly different (ultimately forgivable) take on a tired format we're brought to a ending that feels more heinous than fulfilling.