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  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    ★★★★

    I Saw the Devil is the next logical step for revenge films. It is not always fun to watch, but it is not meant to be. The film takes the drive for revenge, and showcases it in its purest, most visceral form. It is a well choreographed, brutal film that has something worthwhile to say about revenge stories.

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★½

    Game Night is fantastic. The twists and turns all work perfectly, and it's hilarious throughout. I enjoyed the game aspect because I play a lot of board games, but the games are general enough (eg charades) to be relatable to everyone. Definitely worth checking out!

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  • Thelma

    Thelma

    ★★★½

    Thelma is a film filled with striking visuals and tense sequences. The filmmaking captures the fear of the unknown that Thelma experiences when she gets to college. The story is surprising and engaging throughout. Thelma is a very effective thriller.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★

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

    ***SPOILERS***

    A beautiful, aching love story. It compresses time with Marzia while lingering on time spent with Olivier, demonstrating the true love between them. It captures universal moments of the awkwardness of young love, like being uncomfortable about Olivier's massage, while also demonstrating the societal pressures that made the relationship difficult despite loving parents. The motif of classical statues emphasizes the presence of the male body in this movie, and its conspicuous lack in other films. The human form was…