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  • Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Film

    Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Film

    ★★

    Kanye’s Orchestra Rehearsal (Fellini) with the orchestra and politics swapped for gospel and religion. Very disappointing. There is a loose narrative if any prevailing one, and it comes across more pseudo-religious than actually spiritual (like Sunday Service itself). The integration of the music is not particularly effective, however quality it is. Only redeeming factor is the cinematography which is beautiful at times, but the odd camerawork prevents this from being truly resonant. Overall, really wish I didn’t spend $15 to see this.

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★★½

    There’s no place like home. Growing up near San Francisco, I visited the city countless times and spent a substantial amount of my childhood in the area. Seeing films such as this and Blindspotting in recent years have been rewarding and nostalgic experiences. Even more so than Blindspotting, The Last Black Man in San Francisco perfectly captures the essence and inherently personal sense of wonder which encapsulate the Bay Area.

    It is noteworthy that some of the films inspiring this…

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  • Twisted Pair

    Twisted Pair

    ½

    “I don’t NEED a weapon! I AM the weapon.”

    I have to start this review by thanking Neil Breen for screening this movie in theaters. This was, by far, the best theatrical experience of my lifetime. Rancorous eruptions of laughter followed by audible gasps of shock ensued throughout the entirety of the runtime.

    Twisted Pair, for those of you who had doubts over its intention, is a classic Neil Breen film. The same stilted dialogue, unnatural acting, and use of…

  • Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, for all of its plaudits and criticisms, is a film only Tarantino could have created. This film both feels and functions as an internal and external reflection for Tarantino, primarily through the culmination of erudition he has gathered and experienced throughout his career.

    This is fairly evident, at the very least on a technical level, as structural and stylistic elements of a myriad of his prior films manifest themselves throughout the lengthy runtime. Some…