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  • Spiral

    Spiral

    ★★½

    It’s fine, the surreal moments didn’t feel necessary to me. 

    Tries to be an LGTBQ+ version of Get Out without really working to explore the things that punch Get Out up a couple notches. My biggest issue is that despite being set in 95, it didn’t really use its time and place within queer history to really go for it and have any meaningful discussion, and instead the only real reason I can tell for it to be set then…

  • Alien³

    Alien³

    ★★½

    Assembly Cut

    I don't think Alien3 is terrible or anything like that, however it is definitely a major disappointment in my eyes due to the execution of a lot of the really neat ideas this has. Some of those neat ideas are killing off Newt and Hicks, the technologically regressive prison and its prisoners and the choices regarding Ripley's character.

    The film makes some really weird decisions like focusing more on the prisoners than Ripley, but instead of them really…

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    The inner turmoils of idealism vs reality, and the cyclical natures of both and how they relate to the self. 

    God-tier, my favorite Coen film. Maybe not the movie to watch as a recent grad looking for a job, however. 

    What are you doing?


    Off topic side note: as an Oklahoman I’m absolutely dreading the next few weeks.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

    This Covid-19 stuff is complete ass, and the decision to once again rewatch these movies in incredibly uncertain times (sports are dead for now and the university I work at is closed until Friday, which means my main source of income is essentially frozen and I’m left with infinite time to do nothing, which is not good) was on God the right call. 

    They’re incredibly well made and all that, sure, but the thing that really sets it on top…