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  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    I’ve been meaning to write a review about this film for awhile now, and just never got around to it. Sci-fi has always been my favorite film genre, ever since I was really young. There’s just so many possibilities within the genre, so many different ideas and themes that can be conveyed and told in many different ways. The possibilities are endless, really. And within that greater genre, there are many smaller sub-genres, where more specific themes and motifs may…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★½

    Watching this film again reminds me just how talented Ryan Gosling really is. It's been an entire year now since this man has appeared in a film, and wow, it's been a long year. The subtleties in his performance make it so much better, the restrained emotion as he attempts to conceal his true feelings, to his wife, to his kids, to the world. It's always interesting to see an actor play someone with deep emotions, trying to hide them…

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  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★★

    'High Life,' the latest from French auteur Claire Denis (and her first film in the English language), is both wonderful and strange, a dark and occasionally disturbing tale of loneliness and humanity. It is a simple film, though the themes and motifs it presents are far from simple.

    In a film set in space, one would expect the effects to take center stage, as seen in films such as Alfonso Cuaron's 2013 gem, 'Gravity,' or perhaps the 2013 space thriller,…

  • Polar

    Polar

    Mads Mikkelsen can try all he wants, this movie sucked.