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  • Avanti!

    Avanti!

    ★★★½

    Relaxing. I love the ambiance of the hotel and the town. Some of the jokes are dated, some are still surprisingly relevant. The plot wasn’t great, but I enjoyed myself nonetheless.

  • October Country

    October Country

    ★★½

    I had seen in one or two places before watching this this film being praised for not being sentimental, staying somewhat removed form the content.
    If anything I think this hurt the film. From a journalistic perspective it's the proper way to deal with content but I feel like the subject matter is so specific, so inherently personal that dealing with it in an impersonal way weakens the spirit of the film overall.
    Technically well done but emotionally lacking.

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  • On the Rocks

    On the Rocks

    ★★★½

    I'm a little iffy on this. I loved a lot of the first 2/3, the chemistry between Jones and Murray was great, Marlon Wayans though perhaps not the best casting was a choice that intrigued me nonetheless.
    The final half hour though I didn't much appreciate. I was rather expecting it to just tear my heart out and rip it to shreds. In retrospect it's kind of what I wanted, to just be emotionally destroyed and that didn't happen. If…

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    Dakota Johnson (trying her very best) falls head over heels for a guy who really needed a restraining order and then she doesn’t love him anymore and otherwise almost nothing happens and then it ends.

    Maybe I’ll write a real review when I’m not in a blunt force trauma mood.