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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★½

    An enjoyable enough reunion, if a bit stagnant. If you enjoyed the first, you'll enjoy this one.

  • Love & Friendship

    Love & Friendship

    ★★★

    I'm a bit torn on Love & Friendship. On one hand, it's a fun and light experience with some wonderful dialogue. I personally loved the character of Sir James, although he took a moment to adjust to.

    On the other, it's a bit hard to get into. The main character teeters on the edge of delightfully dreadful and just straight dreadful and I don't think it manages to stay very enjoyable to watch her. It's fine for the first half, but after a while it starts to feel quite tedious.

    Also, I must admit, I feel sort of insulted as a man...

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  • Stoker

    Stoker

    ★★★★½

    Stoker is tense. Stoker is creepy. Stoker is an excellent english-language debut for Park Chan-wook.

    There's a wonderful tease that runs through Stoker, as the knowledge of the film is right at your fingertips the entire time, yet it never truly reveals it to you. In that way, it hooks you for it's entire length.

    The acting is superb, as well. Matthew Goode is incredibly creepy as the long-missing uncle, and so are both Nicole Kidman and Mia Wasikowska in their roles.

    I won't go into much detail for fear of giving anything away, but Stoker is quite the film.

  • Frances Ha

    Frances Ha

    ★★★★½

    The December Challenge 2: Film #10

    Frances Ha is the story of a woman who hasn't gotten it all figured out yet when her friends start to "grow up", so to speak. This leads to a bit of soul searching and house hopping from the fantastic Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the script.

    To me, Frances Ha works so well because it feels so human. Here are real people struggling with their inner thoughts (which may be outwardly presented in the…