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Movie Journal

Pearl (2022)
★★★★

Jan 27, 2023
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True suspense for the dissolution of sanity. True A24 creativity. Truly, scarily understandable when you think about solitude and the idea of being Stuck.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
★★★★

Jan 21, 2023
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A Marvel movie with actual emotion?? Truly examining loss and grief??
Those truly great moments make the parts that pander to MCU-business hurt, and the climax where our hero finds redemption felt flatter and less earned than she or we deserve.

Last Seen Alive (2022)
★★

Jan 15, 2023
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Glimmer of decent production. Gerard Butler had a decent performance. The story was pretty good, actually, but…

Stutz (2022)
★★★★★

Jan 14, 2023
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This is important.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)
★★★ ½

Jan 04, 2023
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Definitely fun and a novel take on “murder mystery” but it didn’t feel… clever enough? It felt like most of the movie was exposition instead of the characters really figuring anything out until, all at once, at the end.

Don't Worry Darling (2022)
★★ ½

Jan 02, 2023
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Interesting but definitely lacking. Exposition was too much in some places and too little everywhere else.

The Whale (2022)
★★★★ ½

Dec 28, 2022
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Brendan Fraser fucking killed it. My pick for best actor. 
We live and die by our truths and there aren’t always happy endings.

Die Hard (1988)
★★★★

Dec 27, 2022
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Merry Christmas

After Yang (2021)
★★★ ½

Dec 27, 2022
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Beautiful film. Lovely exploration of memory and humanity.

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
★★★★ ½

Dec 26, 2022
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Oh right in the nostalgia