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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    I went to see this a second time with a friend of mine, and had talked to him some about my thoughts from the first viewing (sans spoilers of course). I mentioned to him, as I mentioned in my brief first thoughts here, that I was feeling very firmly that the film was great, but even with things I wanted to sort out on a second watch, I didn't feel it had room to grow into that perfect score the…

  • Alita: Battle Angel

    Alita: Battle Angel

    ★★★★★

    Let me just start by saying that no one is going to be more surprised by my rating for this than I am. I went in expecting, nay hoping that this would be a solid 7/10 flick, out of a respect and admiration for what it is and where it comes from. I said in my review of the OVA that I just feel in awe that we live in an age where such a niche piece of media has…

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  • Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

    Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II

    ★★★½

    Has a bit of a mean streak that kept me from consistently having fun with it, but it does throw some bonkers stuff on the screen for sure. Loved everything about that crazy rocking horse prop.

  • The Sonata

    The Sonata

    ★★½

    Bit of a bummer, I like the concept, and a lot of other things about the movie. It's nicely shot, and the music is enjoyable (which makes sense, given that's what it's about). The performances are pretty good too. But the script becomes tediously familiar quickly, and it lays some weak looking effects on thick in the finale. Not without merit, but could've been more.

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  • The Silence

    The Silence

    ★½

    Birdemic with a budget. Tucci and Shipka deserve better than this.

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★½

    Yeah, I just burst into tears at the sight of two animated bears hugging in a theater packed full of children.