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  • The Prestige
  • Sin City
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • American Beauty

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★½

  • The Trip

    ★★★

  • Red Notice

    ★★★

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    ★★★★

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★½

    They're singing "Happy Birthday"
    You just want to lay down and cry
    Not just another birthday, it's 30/90

    Looks like the Academy Awards season is upon us again. I'll call this "Gloomy La La Land in 90's New York"

    Which, tho be honest, is actually more interesting to me than La La Land. Having turned 30 last year, tick, tick...BOOM! has a lot to relate to and watching this just reinforces my life goal to not get stuck doing stuff I don't enjoy. I'm seeing this connection on most films I watch nowadays though.

  • The Trip

    The Trip

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    [translated] Fuckin' long-haired, Green-votin', draft-dodgin', grass-smokin', tree-fuckin'...

    The uninspired English title aside, it's best to go blind into this movie, don't even look at the description, it gives too much away. Stop reading this!

    I was getting strong Tucker and Dale vs. Evil vibes watching this, both were great fun. What The Trip did worse is the way the characters are written. When a neo-nazi felon seems like the most likeable character, someone took a wrong turn somewhere.

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  • Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    ★★★★

    Thoughtful. Really makes you think what should actually be valued in life, and how much should you care what others choose to value?

    The title is misleading. The Captain, Viggo Mortensen's character probably won't be regarded as "fantastic" by many viewers. In fact, his methods are constantly questioned by the film and he most definitely is a flawed person. There are times when he almost seems like the bad guy. But he does have a point, and I found myself…

  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    ★★★

    Why are you wearing the hairnet? You're bald.

    Is it just me or has comedic timing and joking in general become hugely important in action films in this era of superhero blockbusters? I feel like the MCU has had a massive impact that way. Red Notice might be a step above a generic, run-of-the mill action movie with its superstar (and superhero) cast, but it still very much is a generic action movie of this era. At times very fun and quirky, at times formulaic.