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  • High Flying Bird

    High Flying Bird

    ★★½

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

    I like modern Soderbergh a lot. I know not everyone does but Logan Lucky, Mosaic, and Unsane have all hit it out of the park for me. High Flying Bird however missed the mark. 


    The overall tone felt drab and lazy despite its snappy script. The performances were fine except for maybe Gregg who felt like he just read the material right before Soderbergh yelled action. Holland was fantastic and charismatic but the problem is that you never felt like…

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★★

    This was a savage victim of botched marketing. However, it’s not completely blameless. If they chose to market this as a purely satirical comedy and then viewers found a side of murder thrown in, it would have generated more buzz and been perceived as delightfully unexpected. On the other hand, if it actually was just a movie about satirical tales of the pretentious art world then it would have been a better movie. 

    While the trailer did remove every single…

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  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★½

    Pacing would probably be the main issue with this film but honestly it’s minor when compared to the amazing ride ... and Sandy’s legs.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★

    I should have given this 2.5 but Rami Malek was good enough to bump it up to three. 

    Hold on now, don’t get me wrong, there is a LOT wrong with this movie. The editing is a joke, the pacing is eh, and there were moments I swear they were going to look at the camera and say “we were ahead of our time”. 

    This is a boilerplate biopic at its most mediocre. But people really need to understand that…

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  • Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    Won't You Be My Neighbor?

    ★★★★★

    No words. Just watch it and feel something.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    I think this movie got four stars from me mainly because of the performances. There’s a reason all three of them are nominated. I wish both Stone and Weisz could win. They were quick, raw, and unflinching in their devious humor and it was a delight to watch. 

    The writing is of course what made all of that possible and deserves recognition. While Davis did get the well deserved nomination, my bet is on Schrader. That’s neither here nor there.…