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  • Tomboy

    Tomboy

    ★★★★

    80 minutes of anxiety right here, encased with naturalism and packaged within a coming of age story about gender identity and dysphoria. A handheld camera and lack of score allow for this closeness to our main character as we watch them contemplate themselves while not fully understanding who they're supposed to be. Beautifully told, even though I could feel my heart beats get stuck in my throat for a lot of the runtime.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★★

    Generally inoffensive and mildly heartwarming, with some great jokes. Jim Carrey had a joke in this that made me burst out laughing, and it was hard to recover for a couple minutes. Also, Ben Schwartz makes a great Sonic. Anyways, don't have much to say about it. It's a fine enough diversion that I enjoyed watching but may never think about again.

    P.S: Fast and Furious jokes will never not be funny

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

    What's interesting about BvS is that while with MoS Snyder wanted to tell an immigrant story from the perspective of the immigrant by exploring Kal-El's Kryptonian and Earth-ian heritage, BvS is an exploration of the immigrant story from the perspective of the world surrounding the immigrant. And what was astonishing was the parallels that Snyder drew between Batman and Lex Luthor, and how they're essentially two sides to the same coin, both human beings who's very existence is brought into…

  • A Vigilante

    A Vigilante

    ★★★★

    This is not a movie that exploits female pain for a cathartic revenge power fantasy. It does not fetishize violence to give us a cathartic sense of relief and victory. Instead, this is a movie that explores the trauma and violence inflicted upon its victims, told squarely from the victim's point of view. We arrive at the scene just before violence or just after, but the movie never shows the physical act of domestic violence, because it does not want…