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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★½

    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.…

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★½

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

    At the end of Black Klansman, we are shown an upside down American flag, but monochrome. It's blatant and unsubtle, but in a good way. The whole ending is done in this fashion; Spike Lee chooses to show the issues at hand rather than to reference them. This image also reiterates the conflict prevalent throughout the film, not just through the civil rights movement and the KKK, but through the conflict of interest within these divisions. Patrice is of the…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    I'm not a fan of musicals. So when this film opened with a big musical piece and then followed it up with another not much later, I was very sceptical about this film, thinking all I would appreciate by the end of it was the superb production. But, I was completely wrong. The performances from Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling were so believable; the chemistry between the two is probably my favourite thing about the movie. The film was emotionally…

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice

    ★★★★

    Inherent Vice is a psychedelic movie and one that I almost wish I’d have experienced high myself to get the full experience (I read PTA held a smoking screening for this purpose). My sober self did still enjoy the movie however, as there is much to love. The writing and direction by Paul Thomas Anderson was as excellent as ever, complimented perfectly by the nuance of Joaquin Pheonix's performance. I found the movie to be very funny as well, with…