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  • Muppet Treasure Island

    Muppet Treasure Island

    ★★★

    What a remarkably weird experience.

    I was not raised on the Muppets. I only know the names of maybe three of them. I went into this movie not knowing anything, and then proceeded to pretend that I knew even less to heighten this effect.

    What happened was I was thrown into a crazy-ass world of relatively normal humans who are forced to live a life filled with insane, probably magical, goblins that generally just get in the way.

    Imagine living…

  • Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

    ★★

    Everyone takes their roles so seriously. No other film will give you Christmas puns, genocide, kidnapping, and military stock footage all in one package. The polar bear scene really sells it. An instant Christmas classic!

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    Aside from a few minor "scary parts" that didn't make no god damn sense, Midsommar is a fantastic movie.

    I was very much impressed by the framing of most shots. Many scenes in the first act of the film utilize mirrors and long, steady takes to show the viewer every angle of a scene at the same time. Other times when, a mirror is not present, entire conversations will happen with the camera only showing half of the people involved.…

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★★

    Brilliant, fun, inspiring, beautiful, sad, and extravagant. Rocketman was incredibly fun, and one of the best musicals I've ever seen.

    Anyone who complains about Rocketman not being historically accurate has missed the point. Some biopics that do try to recreate an accurate chronology of events can and should be criticized when they alter the facts. Far too often, biopics tend to tell a story that sounds plausible while also helping the brand image of whoever it is portraying by telling…