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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


    This is the superhero movie of 2018. Not Infinity War, definitely not Black Panther, it's this. I had heard nothing but positive reviews of this film going in, and now I can understand why. It is so refreshing and exhilarating from start to finish. Everything from the story to the music to the aesthetic of this just fits wonderfully. Perhaps my only major gripe with the film is that the change in Miles' character happens a little too quickly to…

  • Stalker



    Likely to increase rating upon re-watch. Enjoyed it but as I watched it as part of the world cinema club at college, I saw this in several fragments and I was eating lunch through half of it. A testament to the film that I still enjoyed it as much as I did.

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born


    I'll preface this review by saying I haven't seen any of the previous "A Star Is Born" films, so I have nothing to compare this with. That being said, I found this version to be a powerful and honest look into the positives and negatives of the music industry. The performances and the music are the real driving force for this film, Cooper and Gaga produce very impactful performances that are bound to be nominated for (and potentially win) Oscars.…

  • Being John Malkovich

    Being John Malkovich


    I'm so glad that this film exists. It's uniqueness and creativity isn't the only thing the film has going for it, but it's certainly the most obvious. Jonze and Kaufman manage to take a multitude of different stories and merge them into one fascinating piece of cinema. This film develops ideas of identity crises, fame, lust, love and even immortality, and it just simply works.

    If you haven't seen this movie, be warned: it will go to bizarre places that…