FareBear

I like movies and want to learn more about them. 

Reviews are my thought process. Enjoy.

Favorite films

  • The Matrix
  • Lady Bird
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Only Yesterday

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  • The Card Counter

    ★★★★

  • War of the Worlds

    ★★★½

  • The Handmaiden

    ★★★★½

  • RRR

    ★★★★½

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  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★

    Dark, intense movie, that depicts the emotional, human toll of American war atrocities. William Tell is a guy haunted by a past life and seems like he’s running away from something. 

    While he’s a person who was complicit in evil, he was a cog in a much larger, more evil machine. Seems like the movie is about how a man like William Tell can move forward and leave that past behind him. Ultimately, the answer seems to be that you…

  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    ★★★½

    Absolutely terrifying, and wild depiction of just pure chaos and destruction. Excellently choreographed, gigantic set pieces, as to be expected from Spielberg. 

    Feel like ultimately this is a metaphor of the power that human kindness and compassion can have, smushed up against the brutality humans can inflict on each other in difficult times. 

    For me, the ending feels rushed- it kind of comes out of nowhere, and doesn’t feel as satisfying as it should.

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  • Magnus

    Magnus

    ★★★

    This was a decent portrait of Magnus, giving us a little peek into who this chess genius is.

     The movie really fell short on truly conveying the enormous magnitude of the accomplishments Magnus has made so far, and kind of assumes the audience already is in on the chess scene. 

    Also, it felt like Anand was vilified here, which feels unnecessary and lazy, because the intensity of that match was inherent without it.

  • Lovely & Amazing

    Lovely & Amazing

    ★★★★

    Hyper-grounded and full of so many complex emotions!  

    The movie looks at the ways in which women are conditioned to live a life to satisfy the male gaze— children and adults alike. We hear remarks throughout like “You don’t want to be a fat teenager,” or “Your stomach will be so flat,” offered as words of wisdom or reassurance, but ultimately these things only increase the insecurities the women in this movie feel even greater. The women are frustrated…