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  • Gaga: Five Foot Two

    Gaga: Five Foot Two

    ★★★

    An in-depth look at the toll of creating a persona and maintaining one's own identity, being connected to fans and connected to the real relationships in one's life. Truly a slice of life doc.

  • Stephen King's It

    Stephen King's It

    ★½

    One of those adaptations that adheres to the book so strictly that it's a detriment to the film/miniseries. Trying to articulate everything in a book, especially one as dense as a Stephen King novel, makes it seem as though things are just happening instead of anything in the story actually moving forward.

    There are some good performances in this, the meat of the story the book tells is still there, and some adaptational elements were great to see, but overall…

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  • It

    It

    ★★★★

    A damn good adaptation of Stephen King's incredible novel. I'm a huge fan of the novel, but from the reactions the crowd gave this film I think even non-readers will love it. It's an extremely solid scary movie; one that makes being scared a fun experience. 


    When I say "reactions"  I don't mean people saying they liked it in the lobby afterwards (although there was plenty of that as well), but peoples' reactions during the movie. The film nails its…

  • The Glass Castle

    The Glass Castle

    ★★★★

    I might be biased because I love the memoir this film is based on, but this is pretty much a perfect adaptation of an incredible story. It packs all the emotional weight of its source material and is perfectly cast, especially in terms of the child actors.