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  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★½

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

    There’s a fun idea in this film. But a friend of mine is right about horror and comedy being a bad mix. It just doesn’t work in my experience. It becomes a tonal mess. Now, when a film goes full comedy, and then adds blood and guts... 

    cough cough, EVIL DEAD 2...

    ... now there you have a brilliant flick. 

    Ready or not rides the fence enough to prevent anything great. Getting off the serious side would benefit it greatly.…

  • A Bittersweet Life

    A Bittersweet Life

    ★★★½

    Korea has a distinct way with film, and its exciting to see the Korean touch with a narrative similar to that of many popular films. I’m reminded of the Crow, Scarface, Le Samurai. And I know you’re thinking “none of those movies are alike”. And you’re right. 

    A bittersweet life is just that, a mash up of styles that results in a pretty unique film, that’s undeniable. Unfortunately, I found myself more so reminded of other greater films, rather then…

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  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ½

    I walked in on my roommate watching this and Channing Tatum fought a lizard

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★½

    I read an article where Sean Baker talked about how a major motivation for this film was to show that housing is a major issue in our country/world. I agree with Mr. Baker, but I don’t think his film says that.

    Regardless of what he says he wants to say, he’s created a powerful, beautiful film. The Florida Project  takes the ugliest situations of our impoverished community, and tells a story that is heartbreaking, and sometimes heartwarming, in a world…