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  • Before Sunrise
  • Arrival
  • Eighth Grade
  • About Time

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  • Not Another Teen Movie

    ★★★

  • Saving Face

    ★★★★½

  • Jurassic World Dominion

  • Lightyear

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  • Christopher Robin

    Christopher Robin

    ★★½

    More emotionally manipulative than The Bachelor producers, sweeter than that artificially-colored icing you scrape off to get to the cake, and containing more unnecessary drawings than Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup Cans, Christopher Robin didn’t give me as many genuine warm feelings as I’d hoped. (Just kidding. Warhol’s great.)

    Pooh is freaking adorable, though.

  • Up in the Air

    Up in the Air

    ★★★★

    From a critical perspective, this movie teaches all the right lessons, wrings out the best performances, and checks off all the familiar beats, with sharp dialogue and meaningful cinematography for some added Oscars oomph.

    From an idealistic and naive teenager’s perspective, Up in the Air was incredibly fascinating. I admired both Ryan and Natalie. I hoped to be a self-assured new hire implementing drastic improvements and impressing my boss at my first job out of college, even if it’s one…

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    Searching

    ★★★★½

    THE ACTRESS WHO PLAYS 16-YEAR-OLD MARGOT IS MARRIED AND A COLLEGE GRAD IRL. That’s just one of many shocking, insane, and mind-blowing plot twists this movie hurls at you. 
    Director Aneesh Chaganty could make enlarging a Google Chrome window a very distressing and chilling experience...Oh wait, he did.

  • The Meg

    The Meg

    ★★

    I loved how the movie was so considerate to hint you before every single plot point occurs. I was very grateful for this, because I always knew exactly when to brace myself for unbearable cringe.

    But the movie includes a few surprising and unpredictable plot twists as well. I went in fully expecting to see Woody Harrelson kick some ass. I did not expect...him to also meet a woman who we’re supposed to ship him with, clearly, because they’re both…