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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★½

    My grandfather -like a lot of grandfathers- served on the USS Prairie during World War II. His job on that ship was fixing boats after they’d been blown up by Japanese pilots.

    I know this not because he told me, but because I looked him up. My grandfather -like a lot of grandfathers- never talked to me about his time in the war, except for two very important details:

    One: An unfortunate incident in boot camp involving a perpetually naked…

  • Flower

    Flower

    ★★★½

    Meet Erica. Erica’s an asshole. A word vomit, doesn’t care for others feelings, likes giving head asshole.

    Meet Luke. He eats to deal with his feelings and just got out of rehab. He doesn’t have issues, he’s got the whole magazine.

    Together, they’re gonna fuck some pedophiles  up.

    If you can stand the somewhat cringe-worthy characters and bear the audacity that comes out of their mouth, Flower is a good time. It toes the line between lighthearted and raunchy, pushing buttons for the sake of pushing buttons. Realistic in its vulgarity; juvenile in more ways than one.

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★½

    Since the time I first saw it in theaters, A Star is Born had soured for me since it first impression.

    That being said, it finally clicked for me. It makes sense. The story is more fluid and more natural, more than the full fledge form of the trailer I saw on constant repeat for six months. Bradley Cooper, both in his direction and in his performance, strings the story along, moving it to its natural conclusion. There’s a brilliance…

  • Miss Americana

    Miss Americana

    ★★½

    Taylor Swift doesn’t have problems. She has assistants and 35 Grammy nominations and a whole lot of money. She preaches about “the harm of being perfect” and yet, in this 1 hour and 23 minute documentary, never manages to show a single flaw.

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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★★

    A guy came in and sat a seat away from me. 

    He pulls out some Mike & Ikes and starts chewing. LOUDLY.

    I valued my sanity as well as the intact-ness of his jaw, so I moved 5 seats away from him.

    I could still hear him chewing.

    So I dreamt about stabbing him in the eye.

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★★★

    Chapter Two is less of a sequel and more of a 3-hour long epilogue.

    Bill. Beverly. Ben. Ritchie. Eddie. Stanley. Mike. All grown up (but, still very much the same), IT catches up with the Losers’ Club 27 years later, pairing together a remarkable cast with sweet, Goonies-like nostalgia. This is the film’s focus, as it tries to find its footing away from the floating, red balloons and Pennywise the Clown. 

    Some will like it. Some will not. Your enjoyment…