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  • She Dies Tomorrow

    She Dies Tomorrow

    ★★★

    It Follows: Into Crippling Depression

    Took a long while for me to actually get into this movie. I found myself getting caught up in the hope that the strange contagion of dread would be contextualized a bit more. Or, at the least, that the source of Amy's depression would be fleshed out. (It eventually is and it isn't.)

    Similar to how It Follows can be read as a metaphor for surviving physical trauma, She Dies Tomorrow aims to give audiences…

  • Relic

    Relic

    ★★★

    Impressive debut from a technical and tonal perspective. I enjoyed the slow burn and was engaged with the family dynamic and the grandmother's deteriorating mental state. Surprisingly, when the movie shifts to a more terror laden haunted house story, my interest dropped quite a bit.

    Written Review: https://obsessiveviewer.com/2020/07/10/relic-2020/
    Podcast Review: https://obsessiveviewer.com/2020/07/22/ov320/

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  • Blast from the Past

    Blast from the Past

    ★★★

    Loved this movie while I was growing up. It still has its charms, but the pacing is pretty off and the ending doesn't really land in any memorable way. But the comedy with Brendan Fraser's naivete is pretty fun.

  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    12 Angry Men's depiction of the arrogance of some of the "guilty" voters and the stubborn refusal to change their opinion as more and more information comes to light resonates in 2020 in a big way.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

    When Joker is crossing the street in traffic, do you think he yells "Hey! I'm Joaquin here!"

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★

    Captain Marvel is a blast. Brie Larson is fantastic and her dry wit and delivery really gives Carol a unique style. I appreciate that the movie didn't lean into the fish out of water humor that the original Thor did. Instead, the fun is directly tied to the plot and mythos of the Kree and Skrull war and the MCU itself.

    The de-aging CGI has come such a long way since Civil War and Ant-Man. It looks impeccable, though Coulson…