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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★

    attributed my initial disinterest in this to it just being extremely not my kind of thing, after all i've never liked a del Toro movie despite being able to admire his knowledge and talents, but the more this progressed the more i ended up thinking it was actually just pretty bad.

    to focus on the good first, there are some gorgeous design elements and some of the performances are great (though i cannot fathom why you'd hire Michael Shannon only…

  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★½

    bye, Tonya.

    wish i could've found this even superficially enjoyable, but alas this is so misguided and needlessly cruel i was just left in a state of discomfort throughout. probably would've liked this more had i seen it before Sufjan Stevens released his fantastic Tonya Harding single, as that song really paints an image of the touching, rousing portrait of the American Dream that Harding's life can create. ultimately what we get here is none of the nuance, instead Gillespie…

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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…