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  • The Village

    The Village

    ★★★

    Time to breakdown M. Night Shyamalan's, The Village

    The Shyamagold:
    • THAT ROGER DEAKINS CINEMATOGRAPHY GOODNESS! WOW, WOW, WOW!
    • Shyamalan writes just the dandiest of characters. Blind Dallas Howard for the win. 
    Joaquin Phoenix is a god who can save any mess of a film. That is if, theoretically, this mess of a film has him present throughout the entire movie...
    • Directing of the camera is miraculous. Shows you Shyamalan isn't vacant in terms of his magical…

  • The Accountant

    The Accountant

    ★★★

    So...The Accountant is essentially, The Bourne Identity—minus that dude who says "How do you like them apples" as the lead—meets a grisly metamorphosis of a Superhero origin movie—in ferocious desperation for DC's approval—saddled off with one of Ben Affleck's most imposing performances as an autistic, combat warrior anti-hero/villain? Sweet. 

    Don't know if the characters Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick playing Anna Kendrick) or Marybeth Medina (Ms. random FBI agent nobody) were required, or if the universal plot was even fully there—let…

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    Mission Impossible: Fallout is a two-and-a-half-hour action heavy eruption that definitively feels like its only an hour long, thanks to its non-stop pace, and intensified joy-ride formula. The spy espionage twist and turns act out as remarkably clever plot pieces—that were certainly crowd-pleasing—and seemingly outdue the previous films' cunning endeavors. Just the commitment and passion that the filmmakers, crew, and cast have devoted into this entry especially when it comes to the action concepts and sequences—which are rightly accomplished stylishly—are…

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★½

    HIGH ANXIETY!!! I got HIGH ANXIETY watching Eighth Grade! This was too intensely relatable to my own eighth grade experience—which shockingly was only four years ago! Bo Burnham's artistic direction is presented with a surprisingly—considering this is his directorial debut—mature and realistic approach which will greatly be cherished among cinema-dorks like myself. The accuracy of the film's subject matter is so viciously on point that it's hard not to feel a special/personal connection with the film's presented story. An unexpectedly…