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  • Detroit

    Detroit

    ★★★★

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

    The beginning introduces the events and climate leading up to the mid-60s riots. The setting is real, and at the beginning of the film, it doesn't even seem to introduce a specific character and feels more like a documentary of the chaos happening in the city. There was a well-rounded ensemble of people they showed a glimpse of. A cop, a rioter, a performer, and a security guard. They all have different perspectives, motivations, and roles in the city. They…

  • Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators

    Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators

    ★★★½

    This documentary includes WAY MORE information about WW2 than I would have anticipated. But when it's not talking about Nazis, it's very cute and managed to make me tear up.

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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…