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  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ★★½

    Lin-Manuel Miranda would have never been cast as the lead if he didn’t make this. 

    His acting is not great (especially when he tries to cry) and his singing is worse than everyone else on stage (which isn’t saying much because he’s surrounded by some amazing voices). Also we’re supposed to buy him as a sex symbol that every woman wants to get with? Seriously?

    The story itself is whatever. Hamilton is painted as this amazing genius with great work…

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★½

    What a colossal disappointment. How does one go from making Blackklansman, a movie that subtly uses issues and events of the past to comment on our current society, to making a movie that does the same thing except just shoves it down your throat the entire runtime. 

    Everything about this seems so rushed. It’s extremely ugly, it has the cinematography and color palette of a Hangover movie. Every dialogue scene is shot reverse shot until your brain melts. I felt…

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  • Amores Perros

    Amores Perros

    ★★★★½

    The number of hyper-realistic dead dogs that are in this movie is astronomical. 

    What is also astronomical though is the scope this movie covers. It reminds me of The Godfather in the way it left me feeling that I had been completely absorbed into the lives of other people for the entire runtime. And in that runtime it touches on so many topics that it’s hard to pin down. Luckily, Amores Perros pins it down for you with the translated…

  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    ★★★½

    This is a lot like a Troma movie but it’s much less ironically good, instead it’s just regular good. The blunt dialogue, weird spacing between lines and extremely over the top gore give it its Troma feel. While the story, fight scenes, characters, and comedic moments make it a legitimately enjoyable action cheese-fest. 

    The version of this I bought on Amazon ended up being a dub which definitely hurt my enjoyment of the movie. I also feel like the translation…