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  • 12 Angry Men
  • The Elephant Man
  • Before Sunset
  • Little Miss Sunshine

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  • A Quiet Place

    ★★★½

  • Space Jam: A New Legacy

  • Hereditary

    ★★★★½

  • Stand by Me

    ★★★★

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  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

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

    This is one of the first spoiler-filled reviews I'm writing. I try to stay away from spoilers, in general, to allow more people to read what I have to say but I don't think there is really any good way to talk about Taxi Driver without bringing up that ending.

    Let me start off by confessing that this was my first time seeing Taxi Driver. The stigma around it was so intense that it left me feeling a bit intimidated…

  • Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    Never Rarely Sometimes Always

    ★★★★½

    Directed and written by Eliza Hittman, Never Rarely Sometimes Always tracks the journey of a seventeen-year-old named Autumn from her blue-collar town in Pennsylvania to New York City to get an abortion. The film was released in the US in mid-March before the pandemic limited its public debut. After initially learning that she is pregnant, Autumn finds she cannot have an abortion in Pennsylvania without parental approval, something she knows she can’t rely on from her parents, who are essentially…

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  • Trading Places

    Trading Places

    ★★★★

    The best representation of December 2020 is Dan Aykroyd as a homeless man in a dirty Santa Claus suit eating a whole salmon on a bus.

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    When the end credits began to role, my friend turned to me and said, “that made me never want to touch an instrument ever again” and I think that pretty accurately sums it up. 

    Whiplash gets under your skin like almost no other movie. You don’t have to be a musician to be able to relate to the protagonist’s obsession, but the music is an effective way to display Andrew’s unhealthy mania. I have seen others say otherwise but I…