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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★½

    I’ve been skeptical of this ever since it was announced. It was a complete departure from Chazelle’s previous films, it wasn’t written by him, and I just wasn’t sure if anything new could be brought to the table when telling a story that’s been done to death. In a way, I was right to be skeptical, because this is definitely a step down from his previous films, but as a whole, I was pleasantly surprised by this. It’s as cold…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★½

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

    I was really enjoying this as an exploration of grief and portrayal of family, but then it goes off the rail and flips all that on its head, deciding to focus on the supernatural aspect instead. A shame that a movie that starts off so well concludes with an ending that is literally laughable in its absurdity, but what can you do. I was not expecting Charlie to die so early in the film, but I think it’s safe to say that everything went downhill from there.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    2017, to say at the least, has been a hard year. With hurricane Maria leaving me without power from September until literally two weeks ago, being at my worst mental health during the summer, my grandma passing the week of my birthday, and a fire in my kitchen on Christmas, it’s been eventful and stressful. But, when I look back and think, even with all the bad, there is one, one huge thing, that I couldn’t be more grateful for.…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Just finished watching this on the plane and was reminded of why I love this film so much. This is my seventh watch, and every time I'm left feeling a different way. Sometimes I'm left feeling crushed, other times somewhere in between sad 
    and happy, but today I was left feeling strangely optimistic. I feel hopeful, empowered, and overall joyful. Makes me feel like everything's gonna be alright. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices to accomplish your dream, and that's…