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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★★

    I’ve been thinking about my emotional response to First Man a lot recently and now I feel ready to express it. This film perfectly captures the difficulties of being vulnerable as a male. Obviously men aren’t hardly done by, systemically speaking (especially in comparison to Women AND in the 1960’s) but the stigma against male sensitivity is one that still lingers to this day. Neil Armstrong is both an Astronaut and a father. Both roles require durability and strength of…

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  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★½

    Not an ounce of me is exaggerating when I say this movie has no plot until the third act. The majority of it is so meandering and lacking in narrative drive that the movie feels unfocused and superficial for most of it. I suppose this wouldn’t be as big of a deal if the film gave us some really potent character drama in the mean time, but the 1st and 2nd act prioritise set pieces and world building mostly, so…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

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

    Solo has some admirable qualities. The shot composition is spacious and appealing, The lighting and sets have a stunning amount of authenticity when it comes to the grit of its aesthetic, The camera movements are free flowing and spiked with energy. Especially during the action sequences (which are all fantastic) basically it’s a technical marvel but the narrative is where it really faulters. The whole movie has a checklist structure essentially. Getting characters from A to B just to cross…

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  • The Nun

    The Nun

    ★★½

    Scariest Nun’s Ranked 
    1 - The Homophobic ones from my high school 
    2 - Valak

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★½

    This thing is a klap trap of both unintentional and intentional hilarity. Simultaneous incompetence and care-free, unabashed silliness. Not great but an interesting final product that’s for damn sure.