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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    Annihilation is one of those films that is about many different things all woven together, but the theme of humanity and our place in nature is at the center of it all. It harkens back to the mother of all science-fiction horror films, Alien, in the way that it isolates its human cast from the rest of humanity and puts them up against something that cannot be reasoned with. Here the scale is bigger. Not only are there crocodiles with…

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★½

    It's amazing that I forgot how damn watchable this film is. A mix of old and new, a story of a family, of immigrants, of outsiders who became insiders.

    Really enjoyed talking about it on the I Like to Movie Movie podcast: cinedelphia.com/i-like-to-movie-movie-podcast-the-godfather/

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  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★★★

    An excellent adventure fable. The least complex Laika film to date, but no less rewarding. Gorgeous animation and a well-crafted story. It feels huge while being intimate.

  • The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    The Autopsy of Jane Doe

    ★★★½

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

    This is a hard movie to rate. I enjoyed the procedural half of the film immensely, and while I had fun with the second half, its decent into the supernatural just wasn't as compelling. The tone is all over the place, and it is a tad more self-aware than it needs to be, but I was completely on board most of the way through.

    I think an entire film that was just an autopsy with some creepy shit going on…