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  • Before Sunrise

    Before Sunrise

    ★★★★

    If you’re directing a well-written film and you’re not afraid to leave the camera on your two leads for a few minutes and just let them act, then you’ve got me intrigued. If you have the courage to write them as flawed, at-times aggravating, but always believable human beings, then congratulations because you are now my waifu.

     A young but unfortunately-goateed Ethan Hawke doesn’t miss a beat as a cynical romantic, and somehow spins these usually jarring traits into a…

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★½

    This movie was so bland that I could barely remember its title even an hour later. Every emotional beat was punctuated by a different hit song – innovative! 

    Do you like mid-20s actors playing 17-year-olds? Every teen stereotype you can think of being subverted? Bland empowerment and shallow left-wing politics? If so, this is the shit movie for you!