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  • The African Queen

    The African Queen

    ★★★★

    Man, fuck the Germans, amirite?!

    For serious, though, this was delightful - Bogart and Hepburn have a great rapport, and the cinematography is stunning. I liked that Rose was so headstrong and brave, despite the fact that they made her logistically kind of helpless at times (I have to chalk that up to the times, I suppose). At the same time, it gets points because Hepburn was a little older and they cast her as a romantic lead. It's something that doesn't happen that often except for particular actresses (Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton), and that's sad.

  • Lethal Weapon 2

    Lethal Weapon 2

    ★★★★

    On the one hand, I kind of agree with Shane Black's proposed character arc that at some point Riggs' reckless behavior should run out of steam, and that it doesn't totally make sense that he should continue to be as reckless with his own life and others', particularly given the message from the first film, which felt like Murtaugh had more or less saved him from himself. On the other hand, I like that this film leans a little more…

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    What it lacks in terms of storytelling by being predictable and by creating a problem with an easier solution (like, I would just give myself a homemade abortion, to be honest! and also, who the hell leaves their pregnant and on the verge of bursting wife alone in a creature crisis!), it makes up for with an original premise that doesn't belittle the viewers' intelligence.

  • A Room with a View

    A Room with a View

    ★★★★★

    Both a stunning film in its own right and one of the best book to film adaptations I've ever seen. Perfectly cast and executed the whole way through. Adding to my need to own list immediately.