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  • Elysium

    Elysium

    ½

    The premise of a bunch of rich people in a paradise space station hovering indifferently over a dystopian earth is nonsense enough (economic inequality does not arise merely out of indifference and spite), and adding some one-dimensional characters and a bland plot only make it worse. This one didn't work for me at all.

  • Searching

    Searching

    ★★

    Fun movie, enjoyed the twists and turns and the ridiculous internet humor (satire?), but the completely far-fetched outlandishness of the mystery's solution was a bit too laughable for me. Delivering a good twist is very difficult, it has to have that "hiding in plain sight" sort of feel, something that surprises yet makes complete sense. I appreciate what this film attempted, but it just didn't work for me, it was so far-fetched it felt silly.

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

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

    While the suspenseful moments were decent, the film ultimately did not work for me at all.

    Firstly, the premise left a lot of questions. I imagine it was trying to be artsy by leaving out any explanations of where these super-eared monsters came from and how the family copes with simple everyday tasks that make noise, like flushing the toilet or sneezing, but it comes across as the writers just being lazy. Also, where do they get food, electricity, clothes,…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ½

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

    Ugh, I hated this movie. Some very interesting ideas, but it was too slow and ultimately went absolutely nowhere. One thing I don't understand is: Why are they all freaked out when the aliens use the word "weapon"? How the heck did they learn that word if it wasn't used before?

    My biggest reason for loathing this film, however, is its ending. It's one of those stupid saved-by-self-from-the-future deus ex machina endings. Aside from not making any real sense as…