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  • Ingrid Goes West

    Ingrid Goes West

    ★★★

    Here's my emotional journey while watching the film:

    **possible spoilers, but nothing too huge**

    At first, I was stressed out like one might be watching one of those movies where you know someone is going to make poor choices and possibly get caught. I have more of a problem with these kinds of movies than horror films. Situational awkward types of "no no, don't do that" films.

    And then I relaxed and said to myself - ok. Where are we…

  • The Conjuring

    The Conjuring

    ★★★★

    There's a lot to like here. Great camera work, fantastic end credits, pretty decent acting (most of the time), and a good set up.

    It's a good reminder that you don't ever want to be possessed. Also, don't pledge your children to satan. And maybe don't live in houses where witches used to... well, you get the picture.

    I need a drink.

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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.