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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

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

    Rick Fucking Dalton

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is return to Tarantino’s roots, with echos of Pulp Ficton and Jackie Brown. I can’t help but think some viewers will expect the Tarantino-millennial formula of Hateful 8 or Inglourious Basterds might be disappointed, but I think there’s enough of that flavor sprinkled throughout the film to compensate for it.

    What we have here is an aggregation of both Tarantino’s filmmaking reflection/retrospection and in his life in general with the movies…

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★

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

    High Life is most definitely not a film to watch high, unless dread and humans succumbing to their animal instincts makes you laugh uncontrollably. Fortunately for me, nihilism with a space backdrop usually stimulates my pleasure receptors. Sheesh, that sentence was boardeine pretentious just like this film. 


    By no means that is an insult; it walks that fine line, that’s very, incredibly, difficult to traverse. Kubrick and Tarkovsky were masters at this tight rope walk, if you lean too heavy…

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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★★

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

    Coming out of the theatre I felt a bit underwhelmed, but I’ve decided that that “whelmness” is derived from the severely and unfairl comedown from the deeply enjoyable previous entry from the MCU, Avengers: Endgame. 

    Endgame was so fantastic that’s hard to see Far From Home anywhere near the magnitude of that film, and that’s why I still appreciate it for its lower stakes.

     In fact, one of my favorite aspects of the film is the villain, Mysterio utilizing illusions…

  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★½

    The Beach Bum offers a fun ride for those whose dispositions enjoy absurdity drug enfused mayhem, but does it have anything deeper to offer as it seems to display? 

    Or maybe that’s the point. Moondog, played by the flawless Matthew MacCanaughy, leans swims without care into hedonism relying heavily on a sort of optimistic nihilism. Nothing really matters except for the next buzz and you believe it for the 2 hours as Moondog guides you through with a blunt in…

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

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

    A fitting and satisfying end with a healthy (in both senses of the word)  fanservice, Avengers: Endgame, achieves a cinematic marvel that has never before been breached in traditional film. Endgame accomplishs usually what only television and books are only capable of doing: concluding an epic long fable with dozens of characters you love and know and saying goodbye that is bittersweet, but earned. 

    Although, the Russo’s seems to lure you in with supposed stakes by drawing out the length…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★★

    Sequels with more money fail right? The director, actors, writers, they get tired and are only back for the paychecks. But John Wick, I’m thinking he’s back. John Wick: Chapter 2, far exceeds its predecessor, maybe not in title but in everything else, absolutely.

    John Wick’s past has caught up to him still, like a drug addict with constant cravings, except its vengeance and blood for John. The John Wick Cinematic Universe or as I like to call it, the…