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  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★

    ultimately found this very boring. i'm not much of a dog person and the film doesn't really give you more to grasp onto than the cutesy charm of talking dogs. only one character really gets any progression and it isn't a particularly interesting development anyway.

    on the topic of cultural appropriation, i do think the movie is deeply flawed in this regard. the usage of Japanese culture feels entirely confined to allowing more stylistic quirks, which become increasingly irritating as…

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time

    ★★½

    kinda wack but it still managed to make me tear up just by quoting Hamilton so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    wish there was more focus on the parents, because their relationship is the most interesting/underdeveloped (also criminally wastes Gugu Mbatha-Raw) but i get that that's not the story this set out to tell. and as much as the actual story makes no sense, it has a super compelling, endearing lead in Storm Reid. Charles Wallace can fuck right off tho

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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

    ★★

    i dislike using the word "pretentious" when it comes to film because i generally see it as lazy criticism but good fucking god is this movie pretentious.

    self-indulgent and self-important 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 writing is heavy handed to the extent where i'm not sure if he even…