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  • Mary Magdalene

    Mary Magdalene

    ★★½

    Beautifully shot. I was willing to overlook some basic issues like Lazarus being some random guy that Jesus decided to resurrect. I thought Phoenix did a great job of conveying the depth of emotion that Jesus would have endured. Mara, on the other hand, was like an unexpected weak point. Her blank stares did nothing for me. Then in the final act the whole Christianity is a construction by the patriarchy nonsense was the final straw. I think Mary Magdelene…

  • Mid90s

    Mid90s

    ★★★½

    Kind of crass, embarrassing, and pointless. Just like the 90s.

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  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★

    Fair warning: This is not a love story.

    In the vein of Annie Hall and Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, this film is quirky, funny, and real. Well, as real as a film with a dance montage and animated bluebirds can be. It is refreshing to see a "romantic comedy" that doesn't have the traditional romcom ending of the opposite party coming to their senses and running off to regain the relationship that they lost earlier in the film…

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★★

    I was so incredibly floored by this film. I grew up watching Mister Rogers every afternoon as a little kid and I even remember watching often into my teenage years. At some point, I probably kind of outgrew it and thought that he was uncool. But now looking back as an adult I see that Fred Rogers was the coolest guy in the neighborhood.

    I wish I could give everyone on the planet the ability, time, and desire to see…