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  • Weekend

    Weekend

    ★★★★½

    Harnesses the same atmosphere and depression that Brokeback Mountain uses, and it almost feels like the version of that film translated into the struggles of the modern gay man. A good film about how being gay today makes your life inherently political and makes romances inherently more difficult to maintain and how straight people have the choice to not have to deal with their sexuality. 

    I remember getting into an arguement with my conservative father and brother, and they mentioned…

  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    It’s only not my worst of the year because I’m a sucker for creative credits. Got super close to walking out of the theater when Natalie Portman’s character started pouring out all this “we live in a society” garbage dialog at her daughter in that god-awful accent. This film is perfect for people whose favorite movie is Enter the Void. I’ll raise it half a star if the point of this film was that I was supposed to hate every second of it.

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    Welcome to Marwen

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    I hate 3D animation. Or, I did hate it a lot. For me, 3D animation was always this symbol of studios putting technology and financial effeciency over actual artistry and style. Well, I just wasn’t looking hard enough, because Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse is so beautifully animated and stylized. It does the smartest thing in putting style over realism in order to tell a comic-book story the way it was meant to be told. This isn’t just one of my…