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  • American Psycho

    ★★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

  • The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★

  • The Dark Knight

    ★★★★

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★

    Doctor Strange seems to be the constant outlier amongst a bevy of marvel universe films. Scott Derrickson’s first film was a dazzling, colorful, and stylish action flick that sometimes felt like a hallucinatory drug trip, albeit it was pretty grounded by its sometimes generic writing. All the same, it was a breath of fresh air for the MCU. In this sequel, yet another veteran horror director takes the helm and yields even more satisfying results.
    While the first half’s generic…

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Although it never strays too far off the beaten path and its far more standardized than Eggers’ previous two outings, The Northman is a rare film that strikes a healthy balance between obscurity and conventionality. Its commitment to the spiritual aspect is admirable, and it mostly works, while the action sequences are nothing short of stellar, particularly the final confrontation that the marketing promises. 
    Make no mistake, its a Shakespearean revenge story from top to bottom, but it also fully…

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  • The Dark Knight Rises

    The Dark Knight Rises

    ★★★

    “Not everything, not yet”

    The end of the trilogy spotlights Nolan’s biggest weaknesses but also his greatest strengths. Its far more action oriented which paves the way for some pretty fantastic set pieces but Nolan still struggles to film hand to hand combat sequences. Still present is the supporting characters’ robotic performances at times but its largely an improvement over the previous film. Additionally, Rises’ narrative is far less complex than The Dark Knight’s. The subtext regarding societal class oppression and political…

  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★

    The Dark Knight is by no means a perfect film. One of my biggest complaints about Nolan is how cold and robotic his supporting characters can be in contrast to the leads, who are usually firing on all cylinders. This film is no different. The action sequences also leave a bit to be desired, and the Joker’s on-screen crimes feel blatantly defanged to meet the PG13 rating, but overall, this is by far the most thematically rich superhero film ever…

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★½

    Ambitious, but never fully realizing its true potential, Peele’s sophomore effort is more along of the lines of your standard cat and mouse chaser slasher with only mere dashes of humor and a disappointing lack of thrills. The ending is a let down as well, and slightly convoluted in its execution, and overall the film just does far too little to keep you invested throughout. 
    Nyong’o is fantastic, she was long overdue for a lead role such as this, in…

  • Extinction

    Extinction

    ½

    Good fucking God Netflix