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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★

    Any English-speaking (and produced) film that takes place in a non-English-speaking European country has simply been mostly American/British actors doing generic British accents and just expecting the audience to go along with it. That has always been a contention of mine. So it was refreshing to hear the cast at least attempt German accents and to see all written language as German.
    Taika Waititi has the ability to balance humor and drama, and it worked well in this film.

  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    ★★½

    Visually it was a fun film. I'll leave it at that.

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    I knew this was going to be a mind trip of a movie and I was here for the whole journey.
    At some points I found myself asking aloud, what? what? A strong sign of a mind-bending movie.
    Just like the characters, that dang foghorn started to drive me crazy halfway through.
    There are many ways to read the overall theme. Is it a tale about what happens when two people who do not like each other are forced to…

  • Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind

    ★★★★

    This is an incredibly hard movie to rank. While I know Scarlett is supposed to be annoying, I cannot get over it. She ruins the whole experience for me. Also, what about the obvious racism? There is a glorification of the South that goes beyond the typical " I need to defend my land, so I will gladly go fight in the war" mentality.
    But also, this movie is objectively superior filmmaking. The pacing, cinematography, acting ... all brilliant.
    I guess I will take a star off, even though I never want to watch this movie again.