charlie groll.

Movie Journal

Black Mirror: Beyond the Sea (2023)

Sep 18, 2023
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Fun and interesting, but the build up wasn’t really there for me.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)
★★★★ ½

Sep 18, 2023
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Beautiful story, beautifully acted, and beautifully told.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023)

Sep 15, 2023
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That animation was stellar and bold and unique and I loved every minute of it. The story was… also bold and unique. Everything felt novel and I was engaged the entire time.

TÁR (2022)

Sep 08, 2023
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Cate is a phenom. This requires a lot of attention to see where things are going and, even then, it’s easy to lose your way.

Oldboy (2003)
★★★★ ½

Aug 23, 2023
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What a wild ride 🎢  
Masterful editing and cinematography. Absolutely mind blowing story. Park’s style for the genre-bouncing cinema was so new to me and I can’t wait to watch his other films.

Bones and All (2022)

Aug 21, 2023
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Wild ride with lots of emotions and I… liked it? Yeah, I liked it. It felt like a comment on addiction/mental illness/just anyone “different” but I’m not sure any real message landed. At the end of it, I was left with an absurdist love story and that was still alright with me.

Sound of Metal (2019)
★★★★ ½

Aug 18, 2023
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Superb performance and clever use of sound.

Next Floor (2008)
★★★ ½

Aug 13, 2023
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Someone please fire that structural engineer.

Eagle vs Shark (2007)

Aug 08, 2023
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She didn’t fix him, but I think she saved him.

Bridesmaids (2011)
★★ ½

Aug 06, 2023
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Gave up 2/3 in - a few chuckles but lots of meh