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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★½

    The first half was enjoyable. The fisheye take on this royal grandeur and snarky humor was completely captivating. Colman, Stone, and Weisz deserve the praise they are receiving. 

    Unfortunately, as the second half approached I found the film grew tiresome. It seemed as a chore to follow the back and forth tug between Stone and Weisz as they craved the ever-worthy favoritism. Because of this, while I completely understand the end result, the ending scene itself felt dull. I would have rather seen Stone succumb to her lust for stature to burst with the bodies of those rabbits. 

    Maybe in a sequel.

  • Free Solo

    Free Solo

    ★★★★

    I love tackling Oscar nominated titles because it helps me reach documentary feats such as this. Something I would find interesting, but not necessarily go out of my way to view. 

    This documentary was surprisingly moving, emotional, draining, and extremely inspirational. 

    I actually don’t know if I found the free solo climbing itself or Alex’s personality type more interesting. Both were extremely captivating. 

    Also, I cannot go without giving major props to the film crew. The amount of patience, emotional attachment, and professional skill eminates through the screen. 

    I was relieved to see, even 2 years after the El Cap climb, Alex is still alive.

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  • Border

    Border

    ★★★

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    I’ll never unsee this.

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★★

    A wonderfully crafted film that allows you to feel the heartbeat from within. 

    Three major things were present for me here. 

    1. The vocal narrative, unlike The Hate U Give, was the least bit hand-holding and instead created  an extra layer of charm. It never felt the need to inform the audience of every thought, but was enough to fill in the blanks. Something the afore mentioned film was not very successful in doing. 

    2. The sound design created such…

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  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★½

    “For you, every hour is the darkest hour.”


    This was everything unexpected and more. 


    An undeniably haunting account of the deterioration of the world with a deep religious backbone...All being delivered by Ethan Hawk’s award-deserving performance. 

    90% of the movie I felt as if I was witnessing a soul in limbo, taking notice of the sins of the world, understanding, & moving forward by exposing the deterioration that came from within. 

    A24 does it again. 

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★★

    I was afraid this film would not live up to the hype that surrounds it.
    I am so glad I was wrong.

    From the beautiful wide-angle shot of Jack and Ally sitting outside of the Super A Foods convenience store, to the final close-up as we are forced to stare into Ally's eyes...This film is a masterpiece. 

    Bradley Cooper's directoral debut left no room for disappointment. I can't wait to see more.

    If I didn't fall in love with Lady…