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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    Very possibly the best film of 2018. Very possibly Lanthimos’s magnum opus. Very possibly Emma Stone’s best performance. Very possibly a film that I’ll need to rewatch at least two more times to fully digest.

  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    ★★★★

    It’s so easy to read into this character, and that’s what sells this movie. Natalie Portman is great as expected, but so is the actress playing her young self, which came as a nice surprise. Certain aspects of this movie were very disturbing and unique, even though the plot’s trajectory is something we’ve seen many times before. I would recommend this one for sure.

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  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

    ★½

    Aptly named.

  • X-Men

    X-Men

    ★★★★

    Rewatched this today with low expectations and it honestly holds up pretty well. Sure, there are some cheesy late 90s/early 2000s moments here, but overall it's a lot less ridiculous than it could have been.

     It's amazing to note the contrast between this film, the start of the X-Men universe, and Logan, which may be the end of it. There were a few rocky patches, but overall, the evolution has been great.