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  • I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

    I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

    ★★★★

    As someone who was severely depressed and suicidal in high school with parents who didn't know how to cope with it let alone talk about it, I can relate, at some level, to this case. I personally don't believe Michelle is to blame here, as Conrad was depressed and tried to take his life multiple times prior to when he died with parents who knew that and didn't help him in any way. His father physically beat him and his…

  • The Half of It

    The Half of It

    ★★★

    I wasn't expecting much at all, but I'm still left disappointed. There were so many questionable lines and scenes in this script, so I wish a lot of it was done differently. I wasn't fond of the cheating plotlines or the idea one should stalk their crush to get to know them. It also wasn't gay enough, or at all. I'm glad for the representation, some moments had me tearing up and I like the songs used, but for the most part, it was underwhelming and too fake deep for me to like it much. Give me that sequel, though. And make it super gay, thanks.

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★

    I would have liked this a lot more if it was less focused on her relationships with men. Especially since most of them, except her father, were negative and laced with sexual assault in some way. That car scene was just too much; what was the point of making her friends with Olivia, who was a genuinely nice person, just for that scene to happen. The buildup was horrible. She had no positive relationships that lasted with any women. I hate when it's obvious a male directed a film with a female lead.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    I can't remember the last time I have been so engrossed and completely mesmerized by a film as I was with this one. Words can't even start to articulate how breathtaking this was as an experience and as a film in its entirety.