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  • Nineteen Eighty-Four

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

    ★★★½

    I read this book back in high school, and I believe we watched most of the film in class (minus the naughty bits). I feel like I re-watched it years back, but ended up re-reading it for a book club recently and decided to give this a re-watch post-reading.

    I really appreciate this feel. It's true to the book, although there are some points mashed together to make the plot move quicker. It's one of the few film adaptations that…

  • Blade

    Blade

    ★★★

    This film doesn't get any better, but it's definitely fun. Cheesy '90s electronic, cheesy '90s SFX, and Wesley Snipes being in his bag, for good or ill. Historically, it was a moment. As a film? I don't think I'm ever going to love this film. It's dope for what it was.

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  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★½

    This is up there with the best films I've seen this year. Sean Baker took two relatively unknown actresses, had them stand toe-to-toe with Willem Dafoe, and churn out a beautifully-shot, gut-wrenching tale of ratchet Orlando in the shadow of Disney. There's a lot to unpack, especially since a bunch of this is told through the eyes of a 6-year-old.

    All kinds of funny and painful and sad and child-like and beautiful and scary. It's America, for good or ill.

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★

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

    After making sure I watched 'Split' before this screening, I ended up being very disappointed. There's a good film somewhere in here; M. Night has some awesome shot selection, and when Glass' plan really starts to assemble, it's awesome to see. There's way to much going on to set it up, and a mess of a fallout once it goes into play. I found myself doing what I've done a lot with M. Night films: hating myself and the film…