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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★★

    If you’re like me and didn’t read the book - you’ll need to immediately Google what happened, and you’ll learn that it requires you to know the source material to (sort of) make sense of it all. And then you start to understand more of it, and rewatch scenes back with a new understanding, and then read more articles, and then understand more references.

    What I’m saying is - there’s a LOT going on here and it’s not a film…

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★

    It’s a cute, fun little comedy. It takes on the “day repeats itself” concept from Groundhog Day and Happy Death Day - but those films did this much better. You should know It’s VERY silly - so don’t expect any genius levels of writing here.

    Cristin Milioti fits the likable, relatable lead role (as she did in her Black Mirror episode, which strangely enough shares the same themes here) and Andy Samberg is perfectly fine as the other lead.

    The…

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★½

    Incredible cinema.

    It’s beautiful and shot to feel like a painting so it should be appreciated with some patience. Some of the shots had me asking “is this an actual painting?”

    Many scenes are intense and and powerful while using little dialog and virtually no underscoring. Music has a really special place in the film in key parts. The director uses the absence of things (music, men, movement) to make them striking when they appear.

    You’ll really feel like you’re…

  • The Invisible Man

    The Invisible Man

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Within the first 10 minutes you’ll feel like this is going to be a good one. Then the rest of the movie happens.

    Films that have an unrealistic premise (supernatural, Marvel/DC, Sci Fi) have to work extra hard to make the rest of the film feel grounded enough so that the unrealistic parts work. You can’t have a batshit crazy premise movie paired with a film that isn’t logical when it comes to basic things.

    Let’s start with the good…