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  • Instant Family

    Instant Family

    ★★★½

    I watched this for the sole purpose of adding more films to my 2019 ranked list. upon learning that this film was actually released in the fall of 2018, I didn't feel like I completely wasted two hours. so that's good!

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★★

    I mean...it couldn't be THAT bad. It's a mostly shot for shot remake of one of the most iconic films of all time. It is, however, probably the worst way to tell an amazing story. The realistic CGI, while sometimes remarkably impressive, constantly feels like the movie is actively trying to bludgeon all joy and whimsy out of this movie about talking cats. Dance sequences are traded for lions just running around. The animals' speech is easy to mistake for…

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  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★★½

    This film doesn't add much other than closure. Every time an ending as perfect as Breaking Bad's is expanded on, the worry is always whether or not it needs to be told. I don't think this needed to be. But it's also very evidently not a cash grab, but rather a farewell footnote, that lets the concerned Breaking Bad fans know that things might just be okay. And it's a damn beautiful one at that. While it doesn't add anything…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★

    Todd Phillips didn't know what he was doing. He'll be quick to tell you that the movie doesn't take Joker's side, that he is in the wrong. But in the same conversation, Todd will tell you his film "holds a mirror up to society." Of course Joker is the villain, he's a lunatic causing Gotham City to cripple into insanity and violence, says Todd. But Thomas Wayne is also the villain, a Trump-like figure who benefits from a classist society…