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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    159/200

    www.rogerebert.com/mzs/the-unloved-part-52-annihilation

    This piece is heavily indebted to Walter Chaw, whose piece on the movie made me want to do it justice in my essay. Reading his work I was struck with the urge to do better. To create something worthy of the other writers who went to bat for this special work.

    February was one of the hardest months of my life and being able to see a movie that somehow captured how I was feeling was very important in learning how to heal, to productively deal with grief. It means a lot to be able to have this platform to share this with you.

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    184/200

    Entirely satisfying. The score provides just the right amount of pathos so that the emotional underpinning isn't lost during the absolutely insane early going. Miller's direction has lost none of its hyper giddiness at throwing the next mind-boggling image at you. When the trailer first debuted last year, I compared it to Hard to be a God, and it turns out I wasn't super far off the map. The film is all moving parts and every aspect has to…