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  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★★★★

    Promising Young Woman is a visceral experience of a movie. It's stressful, it's poignant, it's heart-wrenching, it's meaningful, and it's even pretty funny at times. It's safe to say that it is certainly a roller-coaster of emotions. Not enough can be said for Carey Mulligan's performance here - she was absolutely phenomenal. And the choice to tackle the grim subject-matter with rotating tonal shifts actually really works - parts play out like a revenge thriller with a dash of rom-com,…

  • Jiu Jitsu

    Jiu Jitsu

    ★★

    Washed up, hippie-ninja Nic Cage? Great - I'd certainly watch more of that.

    Everything else? Meh.

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  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★

    Enemy is a trippy mind-bender of a movie that pits Jake Gyllenhaal against Jake Gyllenhaal against Spiders.  I was continually enthralled throughout it’s entirety and yet I couldn’t really say that I fully understood it by the time the credits rolled.  It’s only after reading some film analysis articles and watching some YouTube videos on the movie that I can really say that I’m starting to get what it might have been trying to say.  I’m not quite sold that…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★

    I initially thought Marriage Story would be a grounded, intense look at the ending of a relationship - and while that's true in some respects - it's really the story of how that relationship is able to evolve amidst the deterioration of marriage as it stands as a pact or legal binding. It's the story of a couple who come to realize their marriage is nothing more than a hollow shell of what they’d like it be, and the ensuing…