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  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    ★★★★

    My rating is solely based on the movie’s ability to change my skeptical and hard-to-please sister’s initial thought of “I’m sure people are giving it rave reviews just for the diversity and representation shit” to “that was…. surprisingly good”. It’s easy to judge the movie as your typical Asian soap opera/Korean drama with its rich man-poor woman meets evil mother in law premise, but they managed to pack so much heart, humor, great side characters, and memorable punchlines into the…

  • The Bling Ring

    The Bling Ring

    ★★★

    Plastering her face all over the cushion covers? Really? Could Paris Hilton be any tackier? Is it that easy to rob a house? Why don’t these “supposedly” rich celebrities have any alarm or better security? Should I be more annoyed at the burglars, their victims, or Emma Watson’s accent? The fact that this is based on a real life event, makes it all the more ridiculous. To be fair, The Bling Ring is more than just a heist movie. It…

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  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★

    An enigmatic exploration on emotions, empathy, and how the two correlate with humanity. This thought-provoking theme is depicted through the lives of two privileged teenagers on polar opposite ends of emotional spectrum, in which one is overflowing with emotions while the other is devoid of it. Thoroughbreds urges us to question whether one’s access to human emotions consequently resulted in humane actions and the capability to feel empathy, or instead evokes the opposite effect.

    Suspenseful without excessive execution, Thoroughbreds may…

  • The Nun

    The Nun

    ★★