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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★★½

    Having read (or listened to) the book a few years ago - and liking it but not loving it - my expectations weren't super high, except that I saw the trailers and Spielberg directed it, which naturally made my expectations high.

    This is a super fun film, jam-packed with so many references to video games, books, films, and music from the 80's and 90's. It's really a lot of fun.

    I really like Oliva Cooke. I feel most of the…

  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★½

    I really wanted to love this film. I went into it thinking I would love it.

    The two lead actors were fantastic. These two young ladies were mesmerizing. Without their performances, I don't think this film would be even remotely good.

    The plot was pretty thin. I feel the stepdad needed to be a bit nastier, but maybe that was the point and I missed it.

    There were a lot of interesting long shots in this film. Probably too many…

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  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    I have a lot of feelings.

    Ok, now let me talk about this film. Lady Bird. First - Saoirse Ronan. Obviously she just carries the film because she is the film, being the visual centerpiece and mouthpiece of the writer/director.

    The music - especially in the 2nd half. Anyone who knows me knows I love Jon Brion. Somehow I missed that he was the composer, but halfway through the film I was like - ummm is this Brion? Yes. Yes…

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★½

    A few things about this film.

    1. It's way too long.
    2. The acting, directing, and technical aspects of the film are exactly as they should be. Fantastic.
    3. I'm not sure why I watched it apart from the aspects mentioned in #2 above.
    4. Don't do drugs.
    5. People are horrible.

    That is all.