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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

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

    I saw this a second time when I was REALLY high last night and must say that Bong is such a genius.

    It really got me in the very beginning with Ki-woo and his forged college diploma telling his father about his desire to get into a real college in the next year. The camera focuses on his father, saying, “Oh! You mean you’ve got a plan?” And then switching to Ki-woo nodding that he does. When you know the…

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★

    I had a teacher in a writing class once tell us while rating our scripts that almost always a younger audience will be attracted to our films, rather than the one we are intending and have in mind while we are writing. This was definitely the case for Birds of Prey, and I think if it had a PG 13 rating it would be doing better!!

    I love the cast. I feel like all these amazing actresses got robbed in…

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★½

    I love this movie.

    When looking into the opal for the first time, Howie is mesmerized by it’s beauty and fantasizes about his big break at being rich. (Holy shit, I’m gonna cum.) When Kevin Garnet does, he sees his childhood, he sees his yearbook picture, he sees the Ethiopian Jews, he sees his future. He essentially has a spiritual experience with the gem. Toward the end of the movie, when Howie is reunited with the opal after the auction, he…

  • Negative Space

    Negative Space

    ★★★½

    An allegory of valuing the most reliable interactions with your absent father that all lead to him leaving anyway. A last line that punches you in the gut