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  • The Emoji Movie

    The Emoji Movie

    This film gets nothing but shit all the time, so I'd like to give it some well-deserved props. The lighting on the hand guy is absolutely fantastic. Thinking about the amount of work that has gone into the subtle translucency of human skin makes it actually kind of impressive.

    The film is still absolute shit, though.

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★½

    Almost an entire 20 minute chunk of the film is rendered completely meaningless by the trailer I was shown before this film for the next one, I was kind of confused about the interpersonal dynamics and relationships between our leads at parts, and there are some shockingly shoddy matting and rubbery effects in the climax.

    However, Black Panther is simply incredibly interesting to watch. While I can't comment on the cultural accuracy of it, Wakanda is a beautifully realized setting…

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  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★½

    A lot of the time, I go to the movies to be challenged, to be made to read into a work to determine a theme, to be emotionally moved in some way, or to appreciate an example of mastery of the craft.

    Then again, sometimes I just want to go and have a giant grin put on my face by characters and situations I know aren't all that inventive or new, but manage to keep me very entertained nonetheless.

  • Stop Making Sense

    Stop Making Sense

    ★★★★★

    Whenever I tell people that Stop Making Sense is one of my favorite films, they always have the same look on their face. They've tossed it to the side as a simple concert documentary. A well-done concert documentary, but a concert documentary all the same, and don't understand why I'm praising what they think they could do with their iPhone at the next Beyonce concert they go to.

    While they're not necessarily wrong, their dismissiveness of the film almost proves…