Justin JM (kind of inactive, kind of not)
Justin JM (kind of inactive, kind of not)

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  • Bad Education

    Bad Education

    ★★★★

    Fascinating character study. Makes you empathize with a raging narcissist, going into depth about his personal life and how everyone involved will be affected.

    I do have problems with the film's insistence on having so many exterior shots (how many private meetings are in the bleachers) and the weak characterization on the characters outside of the main staff (especially the two teenagers), but these flaws can be overlooked when the rest of the film is just so good. The film…

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So consider me disappointed and in the minority.

    The poor family were such terrible people screwing over innocent workers trying to make a decent living, but went even further into asshole territory making the housekeeper suffer through brutal allergic reaction. I was prepared for a black comedy sadist show where we would get a chance to laugh at the poor family's misfortune as they inevitably get caught, but the film asks us to pity them as their house gets destroyed.…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★½

    A tragic story about a struggling musician in the 1960s. It's raw and powerful, but also sends quite the depressing message of struggling for our art.

    We follow Llewyn Davis, a struggling artist who has a lot of talent in him, as he tries to make it through an opportunity to follow his dream. However, he starts from the bottom. He doesn't have a dime to his name, nor does he have a home; what he does have though is…

  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★½

    I think this woke up something inside of me. I forgot how fun movies can actually be; not all of them have to have a message, or tell a universal truth. When was the last time I watched a fun movie, a movie that existed just for everyone to have a good, fun light hearted joy ride for 2 hours? The cynic in me was ready to lambast this film, but I didn't have it in me. I was having…