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  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★

    This is a very ambitious telling of the story from Peter Jackson. The effects, costuming, cinematography are all excellent. The no-cap is great too. The only thing is that it may have been too ambitious. It's an extremely long movie, and I couldn't get through it in one sitting watching st home. I do think a theatrical viewing of this would be worthwhile, as it is clearly shot for the biggest screen possible.

  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★½

    Really strong Netflix original here, in which a young girl has to save her giant pet pig from a multinational corporation that just wants to turn it into food. This film wears its politics on its sleeve, and I feel that was the right choice here. It not only attacks the meat industry, but capitalism and marketing as a whole. I did feel Jake Gyllenhal detracted from the movie, but Tilda Swinton was excellent.

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★

    I was a little apprehensive about this one. I really liked the first Guardians movie, but I was worried that the sequel would just be a retread and that all the characters would become self parodies. Thankfully, I was wrong.

    The plot goes in a different direction, with Starlord meeting his father, and finding out about a hidden agenda. Thematically, the film deals with familial relationships. In particular, it deals with father-son relationships. The movie gets surprisingly touching on this…

  • The Bad Seed

    The Bad Seed

    ★★★

    This was a good film that could have been a great film. The story is about a mother who suspects that her 8 year old daughter may have murdered one of her classmates out of jealousy.

    The big flaw with this movie is that it is very uncinematic. It very much feels like you are watching a stage play for most of its run time. Speaking of its run time, it goes on for way too long. This is because…