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  • Kubo and the Two Strings

    Kubo and the Two Strings

    ★★★★

    I went in expecting something a bit more nuanced from the story and the dialogue, so I was a bit let down that the story ended up being just a pretty standard adventure tale with a quest to retrieve three items, and that the dialogue consisted of a lot of childish humor and comic relief. This is still a kids movie and they aimed to appeal to kids by making characters silly and the story simplistic, and I think that…

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★★

    I thought Tom Hardy was great as Eddie Brock, and there were a lot of good moments in the early parts of the movie.
    The scenes with Eddie taking down a multibillionaire a couple pegs were nice. I also liked the parts where the evil symbiote went around on a killing spree in scenes that felt like a decently made Terminator knock-off.
    I feel like we didn't really need the scenes where he was pining over his girlfriend after they…

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  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

    An enthralling plot that builds up over the course of the film had me captivated throughout the duration. The performances from all of the actors were fantastic, with characters that grew over the course of the film. They explore concepts of racism and bigotry, and do so in a very progressive way which still holds up today. Definitely surprised me for a film that came out in 1957.

    The film may be somewhat minimal, but every aspect of it is…

  • House

    House

    ★★★★★

    The special FX in this film were so ambitious for the era, and the surreal, chaotic nature of everything really made me fall in love with it. This is my first exposure to this director's work, and it makes me want to seek out more.