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  • WarGames

    WarGames

    ★½

    So that’s how floppy discs work...

    Does nobody knows how computers function? I mean seriously. 

    This whole film is predicated on suspensions of disbelief so that by the time heroes triumph the only reaction you can feel is “Ok. They got themselves out of their own problems.”

    You can definitely tell this movie was made in a post Steven Spielberg world. All the hallmarks of his style are here but the story is much less developed than anything Spielberg put…

  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    ★★★★½

    The lyrics to a They Might Be Giants song immediately popped into my head after watching American Beauty (light spoilers I guess):

    “No one in the world ever gets what they want, and that is beautiful
    Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful”

    American Beauty follows Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), a frustrated suburban husband, who has grown tired of his life and the charade of happiness he has been acting out. He decides to take steps to improve…

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★½

    Don’t read any reviews on this.

    But if you must, I will only tell you this: Us is ten times scarier than Get Out. It’s also as good, if not better than that film. Peele shows his mastery at screenwriting once again.

    I know I’ll be watching this film once more when it hits theaters.

  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★★

    Five stars. No second viewing necessary.

    This film gives you everything you want.

    Five stars.