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    ★★★★

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    ★★★½

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    ★★★★

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  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    I did not enjoy this one. The acting is awful for the most part, where most roles are played by children who are giving Disney Channel-tier performances.

    The lead is the best of the bunch thankfully, but his performance has a singular emotion throughout. His kid sister character is a terrible performance except in the darkest scene in the film, found in the first act and divorced from the narrative of the story. The film is mostly grounded, but has…

  • Barton Fink

    Barton Fink

    ★★★★

    Well, this got me back into the Coens! Tried this long ago, remember narration putting me off... which this film doesn't have? Either way, the slow start is a bit off putting, but after the initial change of location, the movie keeps getting better and better thematically and even visually.

    I loved the look at Hollywood's bureaucracy with my boi Michael Lerner's character, which earned him an Oscar for an incredibly hilarious and dark role. Though honestly, John Goodman is…

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