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  • It

    It

    ★★★½

    I enjoyed most of the film, but I disliked how the last act deviated from the book. If I weren't a huge fan of the novel's massive scope or mourning Cary Fukanaga's original project then I'd probably be a bigger fan, but it's still a solid Hollywood adaptation.

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★½

    LA LA LAND is magic. Tears beginning to end, it's a beautiful ode to dreams, movies, and love. As sharp as Whiplash, only much happier.

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  • Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    Why Don't You Play in Hell?

    ★★★★½

    Sion Sono’s newest film is his masterpiece. I say that every time he comes out with a movie, but this one is so special and personal that even Sono himself believes it, as every frame of this is completely imbued with his life and philosophy. The plot is about an explosively funny Yakuza rivalry that becomes documented by “The Fuck Bombers”, a young DIY film crew that’s based on Sono’s own filmmaking club from the 90’s. The main character is…

  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas

    ★★★★½

    I went into Cloud Atlas relatively blind. All I knew was that it was an insanely sprawling sci-fi epic from The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer, and that my favorite South Korean actress Bae Doona was going to co-star in it. I was a little hesitant on seeing it due to its divided response, but a friend convinced me to see it immediately. Because of its colossal ambition, the film took a while to grow on me, but once I was able…