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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    Kiss me, my girl, before I’m sick.

    Absolutely mesmerizing. Captivated me from the first shot and kept my attention throughout. Gorgeously shot, and meticulously composed and framed, which seems fitting considering the nature of our lead characters. Surprisingly funny and always tense in the endlessly engaging dynamics between Reynold and Alma. They are an enigma and complement each other perfectly, and I loved the way the story unfolded. I don’t even need to mention it, but of course the performances…

  • Bay of Angels

    Bay of Angels

    ★★★★

    There is a lot that can be delved into here about gambling addiction (or just addiction in general) and self destructive relationships, but taken at surface level, I really just enjoyed this so much. I’m a sucker for Demy’s portrayal of melancholy and this is a perfect example of that. Not to mention that the opening shot is one for the ages- and I adored the closing shot as well.

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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★½

    There’s a lot of potential here- and I think it’s fantastic that black culture is finally being represented like this. But at its core this feels just like every other marvel movie that I’ve seen countless of times. I really wanted to love this, but I just felt indifferent throughout. All of my friends and nearly everyone else in the theater loved it, and I can see why, but I’m getting a little tired of these by now.

    Shoutout to little Chiron at the end though.

  • 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.…