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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★½

    This is a silly movie that actually plays very well. While the plot isn’t particularly special, the script really carries it, and who doesn’t love laughing at Nazis? The cast was fun, Yorkie was easily my favorite character. ScarJo was okay, but I didn’t think her performance  was worth an Oscar nom. Additionally, I loved the colors. I’ve never seen a dictatorship look so vibrant! Also loved the anachronistic pop songs performed in German in the beginning/end. 

    I do think it’s…

  • The Red Balloon

    The Red Balloon

    ★★★★★

    This short film is basically perfect. So simple. So beautiful. I loved it. Probably gonna watch it again tonight. Definitely gonna make my kids watch it someday. 

    Also: How did they make the balloon dance around like that?! 

    10/10

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  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★★

    From the opening scene of the movie (nononono), I was more or less hooked. This movie takes a deep, shockingly raw, look into the life of the enigmatic Shia Labeouf. This is a hard movie to watch. It excellently displays the heartbreaking relationship between a young boy and his dysfunctional father. I imagine writing this story and playing the father must have been truly cathartic for Shia, which makes the story so much more meaningful. What is most important to…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★½

    What a wild ride. This movie is very hard to watch, but man it’s worth watching. Being an American, I’m regularly shown WWII from a western perspective, one that rarely focuses on the sacrifices the USSR was forced to make. This film shines a light on some of those horrors and the pure relentlessness the Germans showed during their Russian campaign. 

    The main actor was nothing short of incredible. Watching his transition from a child with dreams of being a…