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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    This movie is relentless, cruel, awkward, scary, even funny at times, and just badass. So much style and beauty in a movie based around music. The editing in the overall movie is astounding, but the last music section alone is breathtaking. I want a bts reel of how they managed to cut all that stuff together. JK Simmon’s performance in this is, and I’m not trying to oversell it here, one of my favorite performances ever. And  Miles Teller also…

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★

    God the trailers were getting me to believe I’d love it. But in the end, it was just really really... fine. Some jokes are pretty good, the scene that they advertised the most in the convenience store is easily the best scene in the movie. It has a good family message (literally) and doesn’t ruin it in any way that I respected it for that. But with a bland villain, weak acting from a lot of the cast, and bleh…

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  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★½

    Maybe one of the few anime’s I’ll ever really love. Just childlike wonder and creativity. Amazing scenery, themes of loneliness, change, and identity. It’s also one of the first animated movies where I really noticed fantastic sound design. Also gorgeous music. Just really really impressive filmmaking.

    “A good ass feeling movie” -my friend’s review of the movie

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

    Lots of mixed reviews with this one. And I kinda get it, and after the first act I was worried I might fall into the “meh” category, but once the gang reaches the record room, things pick up and the writing gets a little better. The action was shaky at times and the movie doesn’t really try to be more than your average superhero movie. I wanna get to know Captain Marvel more (It sounds weird, but she has an…