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  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Ralph Breaks the Internet

    ★★★

    It’s great when you see a sequel with your favorite character doing more of what you loved the first time. Due to mediocre writing and an attempt to be flash over story, this film quickly veers away from the first film. All is not lost though, the visuals are indeed amazing and enjoyable.

    One reason this film might have appeared out there and disjointed was because there are two directors. I really don’t see that much. It could be like…

  • The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate

    ★★★½

    This film is often listed as a “must-watch” classic. For many years I have been intrigued by it but only now have I take the time to watch. I can tell you it has great cinematic moments and indeed every film lover should see it. At the same time, it has some slow segments that a modern audience may find dull. The final 1/3 is very exciting though and certainly wort the wait.

    Our director is John Frankenheimer. He is…

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  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★★

    This is a perfect film. With the usual trappings stripped away, this school age coming-of-age film portrays a real young adult female, youtuber,acne and all, in her misadventures growing up. A very rewarding film.

  • Widows

    Widows

    I went to see this film against my initial reactions to it. Metacritic and podcasters that up to now I truly respected were gushing over it with tweets like “SEE THIS FILM.” I won’t get fooled again. It was awful. Steve McQueen needs to take a step back after this one.

    I understand that heist movies often contain a nuts and bolts planning section of the film. That’s why I tolerated the first 1/2 of this slow, uneventful film. I…