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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There were several cute and fresh moments here but I feel like they could not make up for a few shortcomings from the plot.

    I loved Nova as a character and what she represents, along with the voodoo doll. Bad Ape was excellent comic relief, with a backstory that definitely lightened the mood. The landscape shots were beautiful, and I feel like they truly captured the mood of calm desolation, in a movie I initially expected to be more war-centric.…

  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★★

    Note unrelated to how I actually felt about the movie - several pieces of this reminded me of Sia, particularly her Nostalgia for the Present tour. A bit reductionist, but I couldn't unsee Mija as Maddie and Paul Dano as Paul Dano, not to mention the animal rights parallels.

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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    This took a while to digest. Please don't avoid this movie simply because you're not into horror.

    I am so thankful I was able to go into it blind, because it is definitely a film that will be heavily discussed, and the trailers do a poor job of containing the mystery. I loved that there are small details sprinkled throughout, which I at first saw as comedic relief, or light social commentary. But those pieces ended up coming back stronger,…

  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions

    Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions

    ★½

    Cube cards are too strong. Neither super high technology nor main character plot armor can win alone. You have to 2v1. Also I wish Weevil were in this movie.