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  • Crime Wave
  • Microhabitat
  • The Seventh Continent
  • Morvern Callar

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  • A Map of the World

    β˜…β˜…Β½

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

  • The Hunt

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

  • Pumpkin

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

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  • A Map of the World

    A Map of the World

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    Okay, okay, make fun of how melodramatic or cut-rateΒ A Map of the World appears all you want. There are some real lessons in this messy little movie about superiority and empathy. The 1999 drama, and I mean dramatic, has the makings an emotional and entertaining story. Sigourney Weaver seizes the inner struggle of uncompromising rightness and revelation of learning anyone can fall. A Map of the World does take some unexpected handlings on issues like prison and grief with nuance,…

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    β˜…β˜…β˜…

    Okay, I’ll admit it. I liked tick, tick…BOOM!

    I'll also admit that it’s awfully goofy. Honestly, there’s not a lot of β€œnew and exciting” filmmaking going on here, but there’s a real energy to the movie. This power isn't coming from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the musical numbers, legendary cameos, or key actors. It’s coming from Jonathan Larson.Β 

    The story of a struggling artist who puts their art before loved ones is slightly annoying and nothing unfamiliar. Despite this, you are rooting…

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  • Hour of Lead

    Hour of Lead

    The five stages of a random psychological thriller on Netflix grief are:

    Denial that a newer crime thriller on a steaming service can be decent and I optimistically click play.Β 

    Anger at being simultaneously underwhelmed with boring and wildly confused surprises.

    Bargaining the painful awkwardness will all make sense in the end.

    Depression that this whole movie is only made for a twist ending.

    Acceptance that I lost a hour and fiftyish minutes when I could be rewatching Twin Peaks episodes.

    Loved the Twilight Easter eggs though Mr. Cullens...

  • I Care a Lot

    I Care a Lot

    Dang, the Russian mobΒ has really lost it's touch if they can't even successfully get someone out of a nursing home or kill two people.Β 

    Capitalism = bad
    Rosamund Pike vaping = good

    The film is so close to make you go along with Marla and the story. I understand that's not the point and we are made to not like her and what America (greed) stands for but nothing is earned in the dark comedy. The main character is predatoriness…