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  • Ad Astra

    ★★★½

  • War Dogs

    ★★★

  • The Report

    ★★★½

  • Special Correspondents

    ★★

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

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

    The entire premise of Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival, inspired by Ted Chiang’s novella Story of Your Life is centered around the life of a woman played by Amy Adams, some seven-limbed aliens and her daughter, as well as the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis taken a little too literally to form the basis for its sci-fi element. And I (unsurprisingly) loved it?

    The language that the heptapods speak is cyclical, infinite, non-linear. Perhaps a visual representation of time itself. 

    “Is this how they think?”

  • Badlands

    Badlands

    ★★★★

    Not much to say about this. Badlands chronicles a trigger-happy James Dean wannabe’s adventures with an underage girl across bleak and desolate landscapes. An entertaining adaptation of true events. There really isn’t much else to it than that worth explaining.

    Very confident direction in Malick’s feature-length debut, and some serviceable performances from Sheen and Spacek. Just enthralling and super satisfying to watch more than anything.

    Fujimoto’s excellent cinematography and beautiful still frames here are slightly hindered by the slow, meandering…

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  • Mr. Bean's Holiday

    Mr. Bean's Holiday

    ★★★★★

    This film is great, y'all are just afraid to admit it. I raised my rating because I love this film so much. It has no flaws. NO FLAWS!

  • The Watch

    The Watch

    ★★

    Always nice to see Richard Ayoade.