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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★½

    An alien learning human kindness while also killing them. Some of the best moments of the film come from the unknown/scary atmosphere of scenes. Until it reaches an ending that only begins to make you question what the film is really about.

    This film at least requires 2 or 3 viewings.
    I don't think I've ever seen a film that has scared, amazed, and intrigued me this much after watching, since 2001: A Space Odyssey.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Blade Runner 2049. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario, Enemy, Arrival), follows the story of a new blade runner, Officer K, as he unearths a secret that sends him on a journey to find Deckard, the old blade runner from the original film. I don’t want to bring up more of the plot because the plot is literally a spoiler and this film is best experienced when not knowing anything else at all.

    Going in I had HUGE expectations. The…

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  • Apostle

    Apostle

    ★★★

    Apostle. Directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid, The Raid 2). A man finds out his sister has been taken by a religious cult and sneaks his way into their secretive and mysterious town.

    While the film has good performances and eerie grimy visuals that help create an atmosphere of suspicion and horror, I wasn't too fond of its script which was filled with so many clichés.

    I don't usually like to nip pick aspects that don't alter the narrative, but…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★½

    First Man. Directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash). I've seen complaints about how the film doesn't mainly focus on the Moon landing and how it doesn't show the planting of the flag on the Moon.

    Given the TITLE of the film, its solely based on the story of Neil Armstrong and the turmoils and sacrifices that lead to his accomplishment of the Moon landing. I don't know much about Armstrong and his personal life, so I went in…

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  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★★

    Bad Times at the El Royale. Directed by Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). What seems like a normal day at the El Royale, slowly drives into chaos as seven strangers cross paths, leading to ulterior motives and secrets being revealed that alter the course of one dark and stormy night.

    This was one of the most entertaining films I've watched in a while. It had my full attention from the very first shot to the last.

    Similar to Drew…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★

    A Star is Born. Directed by Bradley Cooper. An accomplished musician stumbles upon a down on her luck singer one night, leading to a relationship of love, fame, and music. Only his internal demons start to take a toll on his life and his love.

    This film is Bradley Cooper's directorial debut, and yet it feels like a veteran filmmaker had made this film as theres not one aspect of this film that is sub-par or bad. Cooper's direction feels…