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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★

    As someone who loves musicals, Emma Stone, & Ryan Gosling, I thought I'd like this more than I did. For a straight up musical, the singing and dancing pales in comparison with the classics. Rewatch Singing in the Rain instead.

  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★½

    Pretty cute movie, but seriously guys, if someone tells you never to call her again, never call her again. It's not cute IRL.

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  • The Way He Looks

    The Way He Looks

    ★★★★★

    This is one of the best films I've ever seen. It's sweet and charming, but don't let that fool you. This is an ambitious piece of work, touching on a dizzying number of themes, including friendship, adolescence, sexuality, disabilities, and romance. Rather than exploring them through dramatic monologues and emotional exposes, this movie unfolds in tiny gestures and mundane phrases. It feels like it could be about anyone, anywhere, which is amazing since it's about a blind brazilian gay teenager. I loved it with my whole heart.

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★

    Given the things I heard about this movie (sci fi for teenage girls with a female protagonist), I expected Jupiter Ascending to be a bad movie, but a relatively fun, feminist one.

    It's not at all. Jupiter is a profoundly stupid damsel in distress. She's beautiful, she makes every dumb decision it's possible to make, and she keeps needing men to rescue her.

    I am OK with mindless lowbrow entertainment and but she was just so... boring... that I couldn't even enjoy the ridiculous costumes and insane special effects.