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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2


    The Perfect Family Film Gets a Perfect Sequel.

    Not only is this as adorable and heartwarming as the first one, but it ups the ante by cranking up the quality of its set-pieces and secondary characters. Everyone here is fantastic, from Sally Hawkins' wonderfully cooky matriarch to Hugh Grant's wildly entertaining and jarringly unstable villain. In between, you have a beautifully quirky cast of characters, all brought to life with as much humor as they are heart; especially Brendan Gleeson.

  • Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool


    The cast is fantastic, and it's offensive seeing Annette Bening's performance NOT being a front-runner in the awards season. She's an absolute revelation, here.

    The movie around her, however, sadly stumbles over itself time and time again, failing to ever fully penetrate emotionally thanks to its abundance of slice-of-life biopic cliches.

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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant


    "No one understands the lonely perfection of my dreams."

    Michael Fassbender should get a nomination for this. He won't, but he should. He's so fucking good.

    Outside a handful of problems (mostly some minor pacing issues in the second act, but also some minor horror movie clichés here or there), I loved every second of this film. Fassbender's just a wicked delight, the production design is amazing, and Ridley Scott manages to build up a great deal of tension and dread throughout the film's fairly basic, familiar story arc.

  • Unfriended



    I honestly don’t quite know whether this is some sort of millennial masterpiece or a steaming pile of shit.

    I do know that I (briefly) felt compelled to write quite a long piece on this film, and that, while watching, I was enjoying whatever it is I was given.