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  • My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

    My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

    ★★★★½

    I have a whole new level of respect for Daniel Day-Lewis. Having only seen his more recent works (last 20-ish years) I was missing out on this one and I'm so happy to have filled that blank spot. He's incredible, he displays the progression of learning to such a specific degree that it's hard to imagine training yourself to accomplish that as a fully physically capable person.

    The same level of praise can be given to Brenda Fricker as Mrs. Brown. She embodies the image of a loving mother and devoted wife, wholly capable of supporting and defending her family while nurturing them in love.

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★

    I’m a big scaredy cat so I never wanted to see this in theaters. I tend to get the same effect at home with horror movies and this was no different. 

    Really interesting premise and this movie invites tons of opportunities for heavy discussion with doses of lightheartedness as various funny tropes of interracial conversation are played out.

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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★

    This strikes me as one that will get better as I rewatch it. Despite that it is still very good! Such a thorough expansion of the character and the world of Wakanda. Not only is this dealing with real world parallels of racism, slavery, and ability leading to responsibility, but there is both a general and specific examination of grievances against Wakanda. That’s tough to pull off!

    Michael B Jordan owns every scene. Coogler knows exactly how to handle him. we got a couple of the best female characters in the entire marvel universe. And we got a very satisfying arc from the lead.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    I was so completely mesmerized by this movie that I didn't even realize I had finished my popcorn until my hand reach for the bottom of the bag. Villenueve creates such intrigue with every aspect of this movie; the reveal, the language barrier breaking, the twist, the political and international disagreements, etc. Amy Adams most definitely deserves an Oscar nod for this performance.

    The most clear theme is that of the importance of language, but the thing which impressed me…