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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★½

    I don't really understand the hype and praise surrounding Damien Chazelle's newest film First Man; a film that is a complete diversion from his previous two masterpieces. Whiplash and La La Land are both wildly singular and ambitious, but First Man doesn't feel like this at all. Sure there are moments where you truly experience that there is a master at work within his medium, but for the most part it felt like just another familiar and routine biographical picture.…

  • She's Gotta Have It

    She's Gotta Have It

    ★½

    Shocked by how much I hated Spike Lee's debut feature film She’s Gotta Have It. All of the performances are flat and uninspired, the dialogue is forced and blunt, and the entire film reeks of sexism. This film might've been progressive in the late 80's—that's what nearly all of the positive reviews seem to radiate—but watching it now I can't help but me turned off by most of it.

    When there is dialogue like: "If you weren't fine, I wouldn't…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★½

    Let the unfollows and disagreement comments commence...

    What a massive, painful, crushing disappointment. I don't want to write a review so I'm just going to keep this short. Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi is more original and daring than J.J Abrams' previous Star Wars entry, Mark Hamill is great and there are some truly solid moments I won't spoil. But that's about where the positives end for me, and the myriad of disjointed, contrived and utterly stupid plot-holes and story-developments…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    If you want to go into this experience cold, I recommend you not to read this.

    For the longest time I wondered what the fuss was about with David Lynch's 2001 so-called "masterpiece" Mulholland Drive. BBC and Cahiers Du Cinema voted it as the greatest film of the last 18 years and the love for it seemed endless. After some soul-searching and trying to acquire the motivation and right mindset to give it another shot . . . I said…