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  • An American Pickle

    An American Pickle

    ★★★

    👌🏻64%
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    This film is just so strange. Granted, strange is something I had hoped for, but nothing could prepare me for the journey that I was about to go on. The story itself was choppy. The film had no idea where it was headed at times, and that made it difficult to digest. It’s a bit of a letdown overall because of how incredible Seth Rogen is. Playing two distinct roles, he…

  • The Tax Collector

    The Tax Collector

    ★★½

    👎🏻48%
    YouTube review coming🔜
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    I was genuinely excited for this film, and a lot of it has to do with rooting for Ayer. He seems like a passionate filmmaker, and he’s had some success in the past. Recently watching End of Watch gave me the motivation I needed to believe in this idea. A "tax collector" for a crime lord finds his family's safety compromised when his boss' old rival shows up in LA and upends…

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  • Work It

    Work It

    ★★★

    👌🏻60%
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    This film is okay, and that’s honestly the best possible outcome we could have gotten (not really but it’s still a positive). Films that deal with dancing, singing, or competition can often fall flat because they lean too far into genre clichés. Work It definitely has it’s predictable moments, and it is a film that could have worked on its script a bit, but there is something about these characters that…

  • Palm Springs

    Palm Springs

    ★★★★½

    ✅88%
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    It’s always important to be sure, and I needed this rewatch to confirm a few things. My wife (thankfully) liked it quite a bit, but she was shocked when I showed her that this tops my 2020 list. It is my favorite of the year for a few reasons, and it’s nice to have that confirmation on second watch. The first is the fact that Samberg has officially outdone himself here.…

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★½

    ✅88%
    2019 list - Click HERE

    It’s one of those films you just have to get back to eventually. Taika has grown on me so much over the years. He started out as an extremely talented up-and-coming Director, and he has turned into one of the most legitimate filmmakers within the industry. He is also one of my personal favorites. I’ve heard nothing but amazing stories surrounding this man in real life, so he has that going for him, but he’s…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★★

    💯100%
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    I am just as shocked as anyone else looking at that score. Now, as always, no movie is perfect. My score reflects how the film made me feel, and whether it did exactly what it set out to do (in my opinion). I have also seen some valid criticisms on this very site. The compromising of the story for the stylistic quality seems to be the biggest issue for most. Clearly that…