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  • Knight of Cups

    Knight of Cups

    ★★★★★

    Whether you view the ever-polarizing Terrence Malick’s abstract, antinarrative meditations as transcendent genius or pretentious nonsense, his relentless unwillingness to conform to any semblance of convention is something to be admired. Rather than step back and re-think his method after To the Wonder was critically and commercially eviscerated, Malick doubled-down on his auteuristic flourishes in Knight of Cups, providing enough seemingly disjointed poetic ramblings to elicit physical disgust from mainstream moviegoers everywhere… And it’s hard to blame them. In a…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★½

    After several viewings and far more thought than this film merits, I've decided that I pretty much loathe this film from start to finish... The main reason is because Infinity War seems to mark the line in the sand the MCU's finally chosen to cross, and in doing so fully committing itself to being a long form TV series rather than stand alone films, which is something I definitely understand people loving, but it's something I cannot stand... This film…

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  • Happy Death Day 2U

    Happy Death Day 2U

    ★★★

    There are moments that resemble what I feared itd be and passionately hated (the grossly self referential/indulgent recap montage and one specific death during the math/suicide montage, that one made me want to legit leave), but for the most part it embraces its absurdity in a way that's surprisingly fun and interesting. The last 20 minutes specifically are pretty glorious in their genre-ness.. The other thing that surprised me was how interesting it was thematically. It wasn't complex or innovative,…

  • What Men Want

    What Men Want

    ½

    Trash truck juice...

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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    Technically speaking, Blade Runner 2049 is pretty much perfect, but story and dialogue wise, I had a few problems that I'm gonna need a re-watch to sort out. Regardless, it's incredible though... I'll write a full review after seeing it again

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    Paul Schrader's introspective rumination of a man in the midst of a crisis of faith is Bergman-esque in the best possible sense. so much so that I'm not even sure which is more effective, First Reformed or the Bergman film it's most directly paying homage to Winter Light...