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  • Battle of the Sexes

    Battle of the Sexes

    ★★★★

    I particularly enjoy 70’s aesthetic films pulled off convincingly while using film grain and superb performances. It’s a rare bird these days but this film, while often times repetitive in message, manages to uphold the dignity of the integral story and display the environment and era that makes the story so important in the battle of the sexes over modern decades in American history. 

    Honestly, the repetition of the imagery and message doesn’t bother me, it’s a message that deserves…

  • Flatliners

    Flatliners

    ½

    I write this as I sit in an empty theater.

    How can a horror film be both not classic and not modern horror? 

    How can a horror film be both neither a cheap jumpscare flick or an intelligent well constructed piece?

    Why would they take great source material, strip it all to its bones, make it agonizingly dull, and on top of that twist and contort everything made they first thing great? 

    I hate this film and that it exists.

    I hate myself for sitting through this awful, awful film. It’s not a film. It’s a headache, and a painful one.

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  • The Bad Batch

    The Bad Batch

    ★★★½

    A wholly impulsive and instinctual, if not fascinatingly cerebral, film. It is incredibly hard to describe. It is a visual experience and less of a film with a plot which both plagues it and enhances it; it genuinely has a unique feel. At times I felt like this ensemble was a demonstration in "if a film student got a budget and stars for a film," and at other times it felt wonderfully crafted in production design, music, and visual appeal.…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★½

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

    A madhouse-tale working as a multi-allegory among old literature mixed with wonderfully paranoid film making, the trademark of top notch Darren Aronofsky films, mother! makes for a fantastic case of a bizarre yet intimate story told in the best possible fashion.

    The story itself is allegorical to the bible, in God's sacrifice of his own son, but told in a beautifully twisted and honestly selfish as the story should be told. It warns of the danger of religious/pious complex's based…