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  • Thoroughbreds



    “You got a creepy friend.”

    A solid thriller with a very tense atmosphere created by a combination of off-kilter writing, peformances, and score.  This is a seriously weird movie but it’s strangely intriguing and doesn’t ever drag despite being composed mostly of straight dialogue.  I love to see an original independent film like this that is well-realized.  I’d say that the movie is mostly a decent suspense film with a nice build-up and payoff, but one scene in particular pushes…

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story


    I don’t think they’re coming back.

    An eerily beautiful visual poem about the relativity of time and how love and loss can transcend it.  More about emotion than characters/plot or any normal conventions of film.  Time is all about perception, it’s all relative.  We are all in an inescapable cycle of life and death, creation and destruction, and we mean nothing in the larger scope of the universe.

    So yeah, it’s the feel-good movie of 2017.

    In all seriousness, “I Get Overwhelmed” was legitimately snubbed for a Best Original Score nomination.

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman


    "Now I will just have to DESTROY YOU!!!!!"

    Jesus H. Christ.  Why, DC? Just... why.

    I have no idea where all this extremely positive reception is coming from.  This movie was bad.  Like, barely better than Suicide Squad bad.  People have been saying that this movie has broken the DC film losing streak, but I strongly disagree.

    The pacing was extremely slow.  Much too slow.  The CGI was passable at best, but usually pretty awful, which is simply inexcusable, especially…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant


    "Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair."

    This was a very good science fiction film.  It suffered from the same slow pacing in the first act as did the original Alien, but quickly picked up during the second act and culminated well in the final act.  I can say with complete certainty that you need to have seen Prometheus to fully enjoy this movie.  Which is to be expected, as Ridley Scott has already said many times that Covenant