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  • Cléo from 5 to 7

    Cléo from 5 to 7

    ★★★★½

    I looooooove this film. The glamour, the 1960s, PARIS, and oh, yes, the complicated goings-on in the mind of a woman who has a literal date with death. Agnes Varda does some really lovely things with her camera, capturing the bustle of Paris, the people in Cleo’s life, and their influence on her during the course of a couple hours before she receives some life-changing news. This film is beautifully shot and playfully edited to reveal the nuances in the…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    This was a tough one to rate. I enjoyed it more the second time around, only because I was spending more time with characters that I felt I didn’t really “know” or feel invested in the first time. I do really enjoy the train heist sequence (especially since it features a new, and really cool sound effect of the fuel exploding).
     I found Erin Kellyman’s Enfys Nest and Emilia Clark’s Qi’ra both interesting characters that I want to see more…

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  • The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

    The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

    It’s been awhile since I watched a film I didn’t like at all. And I’m trying to understand how I could dislike something so much that has a pretty good cast and a director with a short film under his belt that I really enjoyed. The DNA of that short resides somewhere in this mess of a film but it’s so incoherent in its story and purpose it’s hard to say where exactly it lives. Told in three separate timelines…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★

    Motherhood. Biblical allegory. God complex. Being a "creative." There's a lot to latch onto if any of these topics appeal to you. It's the following morning and I'm still thinking about it. You won't be entertained, but you will have an experience, negative or positive. It depends what you bring to it.