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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    It is a film that feels classic while you watch on screen.
    It is a story that will make you think about every facet of your life and the bright and dark corners of relationships past and future.
    It is a intimate glance at Italian culture surrounding the early to kid 80’s.
    It is a demonstration of top notch film making, performers at their finest, and a damn well written script.
    It is Call Me By Your Name. 
    It also…

  • Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    Maze Runner: The Death Cure

    ★★★½

    Definitely the peak of the series, I was shocked to see a heavily practical effect film blended with very well done CG throughout especially in the cityscapes and the land. It’s a far deadture from the tight story of the first film in this entry, yet it feels more put-together and cohesive and honestly better written than the last entry, The Scorch Trials. I think all this could have been from the filming delay while the film’s star Dylan O’Brian recovered from his massive injuries.

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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…