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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★

    Yeah, no. Yeah, I enjoy the allegories Aronofsky was attempting to pull off, as evident with my enjoyment in the first half. However, the man tries to do too much, and cover such a wide range of topics in relation to creator and creation. As a Christian as well, Aronofsky's views of religion and humanity provided a catalyst of multiple discussions revolving around my faith. Yet, that view ultimately saddened me, as well as rubbed me the wrong way.

    Plus,…

  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★★★★

    Add this to the list of ever growing movies I've cried in this year. I loved nearly every moment... I don't remember seeing a movie so relatable and real yet so far from my actual life. I learned so much about modern relationships and dating, Pakistani culture, comedians, and to top it off, I had some modern medicine thrown into the mix.

    The writing, by Kumail Nanjiani and his actutal wife Emily V. Gordon, who is played beautifully by Zoe…

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★

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

    You know the tale, it's the one as old as time. Some say it's true love where beauty is on the inside, others in response say Stockholm Syndrome (I can offer a well researched essay on why it's not, but that's besides the point). But Disney's Beauty and the Beast has become a classic staple in the animated pantheon of cinema. And considering it's my favorite animated movie of all-time, I would naturally face trepidation at the prospect of a…

  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    10 Things I Hate About You

    ★★★★

    Predictably cheesy but utterly charming. 10 Things I Hate About You balances it's on the nose humor with endearing characters that parade around the screen in a classic over-the-top 90s fashion.

    Albeit, the side characters suffer and are merely window dressing with paper-thin characterizations and motivations, but the heart of the film lies with the late Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, who light up the screen with their natural chemistry.

    Larry Miller also shines as the over-protective father of Stiles,…