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  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    β˜…Β½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Bloated pile of meh. A story that could have been 2h long stretched to 9 episodes simply because Disney needed to put something on their streaming service.

    I have so many bones to pick with Marvel. The fact that it took them 20 movies to give female character a solo film. The fact that they pander to China (the only reason Mephisto is not in this is because they don't wanna risk that sweet, sweet cash). The fact that their…

  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    Riz Ahmed gives the best performance of 2020 in this. I forgot that I am watching an actor and I actually believed this is someone who is losing his hearing and his way of life. What an empathetic and emotive performance, which along with sound design should be easily winning every single award there is.

    And the script! It avoids the tropes and tells such an intimate, moving story in a gripping, tender way. I was expecting a film about…

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  • The Constant Gardener

    The Constant Gardener

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    You want me to come home. But I am home.

    A week ago a pedestrian product included the line "what is grief, if not love persevering?” and so many people seemed to lose their minds over it, as if it was the greeatest thing ever written. Meanwhile, I kept thinking how 16 years ago there was a movie that actually told a story based on that idea, one that was profound, moving and engaging. This movie.

    The Constant Gardener is…

  • King Kong

    King Kong

    β˜…β˜…β˜…Β½

    The runtime and pacing hurt this movie's entertaintment value but also allowed Jackson and the actors to develop the characters, several managing to become memorable in the process. Jack Black is fantastic and Naomi Watts gives a phenomenal, dazzling performance. Her legs and vocal cords must have hurt like hell while filming this.

    The film is very stylish and emotional, which can't be said about most of the recent Hollywood blockbusters. There are very strong horror elements here, something which…

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  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    β˜…β˜…Β½

    If Davis had any chemistry with delightful Stewart that would maybe salvage her bland character but she didn't. Then you have incredible Aubrey Plaza as the romantic alternative for Stewart's character and it's just mind-boggling where the story goes. As soon as the cameras rolled on Day 1 they should have noticed that and just turn this into lesbian Get Out where Stewart's lovely character is trapped in that house with a nightmare of a girlfriend and her weirdo family.…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

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    I'm sure Toni Collette is a wonderful and sweet person but Jesus Christ she can make something as trivial as waving creepy.

    This started as solid 8/10 and then it just massively collapsed into awful territory. The further you go into this film, the more irritating it becomes, until it reaches a twist so astoundingly derivative that I don't think Kaufman's work can ever be called "original" again, certainly not this movie. The acting, production design and the atmosphere are…