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  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    ★★½

    While it starts off fun and intriguing, in no time at all it looses its pace and becomes nothing but a dull game of cat and mouse, which fails to stick to its guns, sending an annoyingly mixed message.

  • The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    ★★★★½

    While there are aspects of the cinematography and directing that bother me, this film effectively tells a confronting and emotive story. It tackles BLM issues from every angle, and despite a little bit of soppiness and an unsatisfyingly happy ending, I’m surprised at how much the film feels more like a documentary than a drama.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    When I saw this in June, the audience was largely Korean, but tonight the turnout was overwhelmingly white. I consider Parasite a massive massive win for foreign cinema, and am optimistic that it will inspire international creators and encourage higher attendance among western audiences.

    I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say this is one of the greatest films to ever grace our planet’s inhabitants. The symmetry in the writing and direction is something I only dream of coming…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★

    I remembered as soon as it began why I hadn’t seen this film: I really don’t like musicals.

    While I loved the craft and creativity that it presented, for the most part this film bored me half to death, largely as it was founded on a baseless romance which I just couldn’t root for.

    Then the third act hits and the film is propelled into a whole new level. I fall further and further in love with the direction, and…