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  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★★½

    This movie has a whole lot of dumb things going on, but I actually really enjoyed it. I definitely enjoyed it more than the previous film, but I was lukewarm on that one anyway. I think the biggest positive for me was the way this movie starts out feeling like a pretty conventional sequel to Jurassic World, but then takes some sharp left turns and gets increasingly weirder and more bonkers as it goes along. You probably have to suspend…

  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★½

    I don't actually watch many documentaries, but this one caught my eye and sounded really interesting. I'm really glad I watched it, it's extremely emotional and pretty fascinating to see how Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood first came about, and what experiences in his own life and just 20th century history influenced aspects of the show. The juxtaposition between louder, silly slapstick childrens' television at the time in the 1960s with Rogers' more quiet and calm messaging was neat to see, and…

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  • Rampage

    Rampage

    ★★★½

    I was a little disappointed by this movie, but I still generally had a fun time with it. First off, this movie is incredibly dumb; almost goes without saying but I really need to make that clear. Most of that dumbness was extremely funny to me though, especially because it's also batshit crazy: there's a close tie between Jeffrey Dean Morgan's bizarre cowboy indeterminate federal agent swagger and Malin Akerman's dastardly Saturday morning cartoon villain one-liners for what made me…

  • Moon

    Moon

    ★★★★½

    I realize this came before, but it feels like a stellar Black Mirror episode. Very neat little sci-fi movie, and plays on audience perception very well, especially in the first half. Sam Rockwell absolutely kills it in this movie (glad he finally got an Oscar this year), he literally makes the entire movie through his performance. It feels hard to review this movie without any spoilers, as the way the story unveils itself feels integral to the experience. I guess I'll just say it's absolutely worth a watch if you enjoy science fiction, it's a great time and gets very emotional.