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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★

    Maybe it was overhyped, maybe I went in with ridiculous expectations, but I was... mmm... underwhelmed. I wasn't disappointed per se, because the film as a whole is fine. Bradley Cooper's acting is great, Lady Gaga's voice (and mere presence) is pretty bomb, their chemistry is good, and the music is solid. But I was under the impression that this film would break away from all of the prior versions of the story.

    I was, however, presented with a very…

  • Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine

    ★★★½

    Goddamn Larry Sugarman...

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★½

    Ohhh boy. Here we go. I wanted to like this movie. I thought that I'd love it. I thought it would be a modern-day A Room with a View (which happens to be one of my very favorite films (and I was so thrilled to see that the screenplay was written by James Ivory himself!)). I wanted a movie about love and beauty and art and pain. And, for the entire film, I tried to convince myself that it was,…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★

    I don't even know where to begin with this movie, so I suppose I'll start with the end. The final sequence in this movie was one of the most bewildering, gruesome, horrifying things I'd ever seen (read: endured), and then the screen cut to black, and then a Judy Collins cover of Joni Mitchell's Both Sides Now played. I got up and noticed that I was shaking. Like, literally shaking. And so was the rest of the theater. It was…