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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    Every scene was a small story in itself, each with its own beautifully framed shots and consuming sounds. Put together, all the scenes work to create an incredibly slow and patient film. This then builds to the unsurprising yet truly captivating end. The ear-assaulting sounds that accompany so many of the scenes really just put this film over the edge. The mix of extreme wide shots juxtaposed with confined close-ups perfectly encapsulate the cabin-fever feeling of the entire film.

    On a side note, I watched this film in theaters for the first time on Halloween, and it was the best Halloween in ages.

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    I watched this entire movie in Spanish with a 6 and 10 yr old and I really wasn't disappointed..

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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★½

    Gosling in Nice Guys > Gosling in La La Land

  • Room

    Room

    ★★★★½

    I was completely moved by the purest, most beautiful moments narrated by Tremblay. The bleak yet hopeful reality of this mother and son's story left me feeling happy-sad. I don't really know how to describe it. I guess the movie just does a pretty spectacular job of moving the viewer to recognize the simplest beauties in the world through the context of something quite ugly.
    Larson and Tremblay act out these two opposing feelings so well. Larson is the scathed…