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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★

    for some reason i seem to like this more than most people did but i thought it was real solid and while certainly not a replacement of the original it's a nice companion piece to it, but there's a weirdly shot/edited scene where Belle gets fucking DECKED in the face by a giant snowball and it's one of the funniest goddamn things i've ever seen.

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★½

    been a while since i've enjoyed a blockbuster as unabashedly big and dumb as this one. Jordan Vogt-Roberts' first film is one of my favorites of all time so naturally i'm a little disappointed this wasn't better, but considering other cases of indie directors being swallowed up by the Hollywood blockbuster machine maybe this was the best case scenario.

    the movie is at its strongest visually, with the pure filmmaking energy Roberts displayed in The Kings Of Summer continuing on…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    Oh, how I love thee Nolan. This is one of those movies that I feel like is difficult to review, for multiple reasons. One, because I really don’t want to give away too much, and two, because it’s one of those extremely rare films where it’s difficult to use words to tell you how good it is. Somehow, Nolan has managed to exceed my expectations for Interstellar, even with it being one of my most anticipated movies of the year.…

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    Birdman is self indulgent, self important, and pretentious to the point where it thinks it's the greatest movie ever made. Iñárritu essentially paints himself as the ultra-hipster, who hates what cinema has become and thinks people like himself are here to save it. His themes are heavy handed to the extent where I'm not sure if he even knows the definition of subtle. He puts his own opinions and societal views on such a high pedestal and crams them down…