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  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★

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

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    + This film had so many gorgeous shots. Especially the slow mo at the beginning is absolutely beautiful.
    + I like that this is a film where the world ends, and while it is pictured in the beginning, the fact that it is diegetic rather than metaphoric is not introduced until halfway through
    + The film helps you understand what they are feeling. The shots at the beginning, especially the one with the black bands, shows what Claire is…

  • It

    It

    ★★★½

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    It was a very enjoyable horror movie with a lot of solid set pieces. All of the kids actors were very good. I cared for the characters, and it never felt forced, like it felt to me in The Conjuring 2. One complaint I did have is that the rules aren't clear. Eg, what's going on with the bully, but overall this was a fun horror movie with some good scares.

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    + I really liked the opening-…

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

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    Since seeing the film, I have enjoyed reading about the religious interpretations, but to be honest, I did not pick up on the religious symbolism the first time through. I understood the film as a depiction of the damage that can happen to relationships when you are very focused on creating something. That strongly resonated with me emotionally. it was difficult to see Jennifer Lawrence's character's concern continually ignored in the name of helping others. This film is very…

  • Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper

    ★★★★

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    This film has the best use of texting I have seen. There is generally some time between texts. They are something in the back of our mind as she continues with her daily tasks. We see and feel her anxiety as she waits for a new text. The climax of this film consists of a series of texts arriving, and it is so tense.

    I like the ambiguity of the ending. We see the footage making it is a…