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  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★★½

    I'm definitely over-rating this one, but I had a lot of fun. It's look into race issues can often be shallow at times, and Viggo Mortensen's character, as well as his family are just given too much forgiveness and ease for their blatant racism. It's true Mortenson's character does change by the end of the film's (surprisingly long) runtime, but the audience is given little to no reason or explanation behind it other than him just realizing Mahershala Ali's character's…

  • Beautiful Boy

    Beautiful Boy

    ★★★½

    People were literally crying as I was leaving the theater, and I certainly don’t blame them. Beautiful Boy pulls no punches with its vivacious, stomach churningly realistic portrayal of a young man's methamphetamine addiction and how his family, or more specifically his father, deals with it. Timothée Chalamet continues his excellence streak with one of the most life-like performances of the year: I wanted to legitimately gag every time his character began to use on screen. He also proves yet…

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    As a person that's very new to film, Boyhood took me aback. I've never watched something before that felt as important as this piece of cinema. Boyhood profoundly tells the tale of a boy growing up in the early 2000's, which is a massive part of why this film feels of such importance to me. I feel that almost anyone under the age of 25 will confide in how accurately the life of a young boy living in a suburban…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    La La Land is a very powerful and lively movie. Within minutes of the film starting I felt like I wanted to get up out of my seat and break into dance, thanks mostly in part to the terrific opening musical number. From that point on I was hooked, this was going to be a great experience. The film is lead almost entirely by its two protagonists: Mia and Sebastian played by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling respectively. Mia wants…