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  • The Lodge

    The Lodge

    ★★★★

    A well crafted atmospheric horror film that continues to haunt you after the credits finish. 

    Has plenty of Hereditary vibes, but not quite as good (imo).

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★½

    One of those few films where you get lost in the music and cinematography, only to get abruptly slapped in the face by perfectly executed violence. 

    The only fault that I can think of was that Drive started a bit slow, but its music and cinematography were key in keeping audiences engaged throughout the slow bits.

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★½

    Lovable and well-written characters with dialogue that is unmistakably Tarantino. While the film does end with a bang, there was too much meandering and loose ends for it to really feel like there was much of a payoff.

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★

    Average to below average film that is completely forgivable because of its entertaining and thoughtful use of Pokémon. The creatures, even in their hyper realistic styles, looked great and the diversity of Pokémon paired with their subtle, but meaningful movements made it obvious that a lot of effort was put into this project. It’s simply a movie you watch for the Pokémon, and to escape to a world where people and Pokémon coexist.