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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

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

    Midsommar is a film that shines through the the incredible winter of trite and boring films of 2019, although fantastic, its not without some clouds. 

    The most praise I can give this movie is the maturity of director Ari Aster, that moved away from the seemingly “okay” movie that was Hereditary, which was filled with a lot of unnecessary scares and a plot that was generally solid but undercut by the commitment to its fantastical reality at the end. Midsommar…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★½

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

    Joaquin’s Joker might parallel’s Ledgers, but is that moot point? 

    I seem to think so, as this film is hardly a Batman/Joker film as The King of Comedy being set in the DC universe. Phoenix does a fantastic job as always, making what shoddy script Todd Phillips  borderline plagiarizes from Scorsese an entertaining movie to watch.

    This sounds like a confusing review, but this is quite a confusing movie to review. There are interesting shots sprinkled throughout, mainly anytime Joker…

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  • Cats

    Cats

    ½

    Why?

  • 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…

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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…