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  • House

    House

    ★★★★★

    This is my new favorite film.

    I have had multiple people recommend this movie and finally got to watch it, and I'm so glad I did.

    This movie is a masterpiece of surreality that is partly surreal to be funny but is also surreal in a classic art sense of distorting reality to express emotion and trauma. It uses B-Movie cheesiness and one-dimensional characters to lower our guard so it can talk about the haunting trauma created after the atomic…

  • Assassination Nation

    Assassination Nation

    ★★

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

    It's a movie that tries to tackle modern society and be extremely progressive but does so with little nuance or tact. It's a movie whose message is already understood by women and/or LGBT people, but for anyone not in those two groups, the message is lost on them, and instead, the movie becomes a raunchy, unaware joke with hyperviolence thrown in for fun.

    Brief mentions of a homophobic mayor's hypocrisy get overshadowed by an audience's laughter of images of him…

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  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★★★½

    Really amazing tension and atmosphere. Managed to tell a story and backstory with very little dialogue. It's a story I kept thinking about afterward and thought about how unsettled a film can make you feel without showing much visually

  • Marie Antoinette

    Marie Antoinette

    ★★★★

    The modernization of a historical people and periods in an attempt to connect us to the past is always fun to enjoy and important culturally. It helps us contextualize the past and lets us feel our past more strongly. The way that Sofia Coppola modernizes the past here could almost be a precursor to the way that Lin Manuel Miranda modernizes the past in Hamilton (although she had everyone be white in this).

    But to make a story about historical…