• The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★½

    “Things bad begun make strong themselves by ill.”


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    From a pure filmmaking perspective, this movie might be perfect on every single level. The cinematography is my favorite of the year, even better than Dune, and the score and editing are terrific as well. The performances are strong, as they should from some of the best in the business in Denzel and McDormand. However, it wasn’t all that engaging in my mind. I wish I loved the…

  • The Harder They Fall

    The Harder They Fall

    ★★★½

    “Is the devil dead?”


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    I’m usually pretty in touch with casts and directors, sometimes even months before I watch them. But for whatever reason, I had no idea how many big names were in this film. I thought it was just Majors, Elba, and King. I was so pleasantly surprised to see Stanfield, Beetz, and Lindo in the opening credits. Speaking of - Regina King and LaKeith Stanfield played perfect antagonists. My goodness, I hope they…

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★½

    “I wish you could see yourself the way I do. You are perfect just like this.”


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    Absolutely hypnotized by the soundtrack, one of the more memorable ones in recent years. This will be stuck in my head for days. The story is so unique and fun, I loved how easily they portrayed the different powers of each family member. Yet another film that Disney nails when it comes to life lessons. None of us here can…

  • Drive My Car

    Drive My Car

    ★★★½

    “Here’s what hurt the most, I didn’t truly understand her.”


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    Unfortunately I let this film’s scores get the best of me. The fact that seemingly everyone is glowing about it made me think that I’d love it as well. It’s a true slow burn, and while I love a good build up, the payoff has to be worth it. I personally felt that the payoff wasn’t worth the massive build up, and things…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★

    “I’m Sidney Prescott. Of course I have a gun.”


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    As a massive fan of the Scream franchise, I was beyond ready for the latest addition. This truly rewards fans of the original, as there are references, Easter eggs, and jokes made about each of the prior films. The balance between the legacy characters and the new characters was perfect. It was so impactful seeing Sidney, Gale, and Dewey again,…

  • CODA

    CODA

    ★★★★½

    “Try to imagine what it’s like to sacrifice everything for another human.”

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    If any movie in 2021 deserves to be called underrated, it’s CODA. Yes it has a great score on this app and will likely get nominated for Best Picture, but nobody is talking about it. I’m also aware that this came out over the summer, and I’m very behind on some of these. But my lord this movie floored me.

    This was simply such…

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★½

    Iconic.

  • Moulin Rouge!

    Moulin Rouge!

    ★★★

    “The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”


    The music was fantastic but the story was mediocre. Most characters outside of Christian and Satine were annoying too, especially Christian’s little mini me’s. That’s pretty much all I’d like to say, the music definitely carries.


    Rating: B-

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★½

    “I thought I was a man. I had a life. People called me Kane. And now I'm not so sure.“


    Invasion of the Body Snatchers, but with 21st century technology and with a little more supernatural elements. I really enjoyed the concept here, just wish it would’ve dove deeper. I’m not saying I need all the answers, because I love thought provoking films and ambiguous endings. However, even a few answers would’ve been helpful. The final 30 minutes are devastating, and…

  • New York, I Love You

    New York, I Love You

    I don’t want to be mean, but this collection of stories was boring, uninspired, and some were just plain gross. Felt like a knock off Saturday Night Live. The skit with the old couple was wholesome though.

    This confirms that a stupendous cast alone can’t make a movie enjoyable.


    Rating: C-

  • Life as a House

    Life as a House

    ★★★

    “I can tell you I love you as many times as you can stand to hear it, but all it does is remind us that love is not enough.”


    This movie has a little bit of everything. Humor, cringe, sentimental moments, bad writing, emotional scenes, it’s all kind of mixed in together. That’s part of the problem, while it does all these things, it doesn’t do one thing particularly well. It’s definitely a product of it’s time as well, and…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★½

    “I’m not going to forget you. Just like you’re not going to forget me.”


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    You know that feeling when your alarm goes off in the morning and you’re angry because it means the end to one of the best dreams you’ve ever had? A dream that feels so real, that it’s disorientating when you wake up. Come on, we all know that feeling. Licorice Pizza is that dream.

    I’m definitely in the minority when it…