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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★½

    Gal Gadot struggles to bring so much charm and humility to this role, it just sucks that the writers barely give her a role. Plot points pop out of nowhere and make very little sense. A romance subplot particularly rears it’s ugly head at constant inopportune moments. The attempts especially in the second half to become the first Captain America comes pull the whole film down as derivative at best. It sucks, because every time Diana is doing something it’s actually really fun and gets your hopes up.

  • Om Shanti Om

    Om Shanti Om

    ★★★★½

    I know more about Bollywood and it’s mythos more than I’ve seen of the films, but Om Shanti Om made me desperately want to see more and more. Even outside of the constant fourth wall breaks and clever asides, the story and romance feels one of a kind, along with a production quality that few comedies hope to attain. Even when you think the surprises stop, you finish the film and realize this was delightfully directed by a woman with more experience in costuming. Maybe more Bollywood should be women directed, and maybe get some women in front too?

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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★

    So much of this movie works in extraordinary ways. The soul crushing corporate overlords. The radical unionizers and proletariat-leaning Oakland residents. Tessa Thompson. Even the plot twist near the end actually works somewhat as part of the main theme, but the movie often trips itself whenever it comes to resolution. We rarely feel anything successful or major changes throughout, making for a depressing watch. The cliffhanger ending was also a bit unnecessary.

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    ★★★★★

    What's awesome about this director is that they actually really delve into heinously real lives on screen and force the audience to come to grips with every aspect of them. The Florida Project feels like what it is, a slice of life set of tales that surrounds a young girl and her homeless mother as they attempt to navigate a world that is constantly looking down on them, yet they always come back screaming back at it. This film feels…