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Movie Reviews

Here, I write about films.

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Article 15

As the film is setting itself up; warming you to the characters and spaces of the village. It reminded me of the first half of Get Out. An eerie unfamiliarity in the environment that existed in something that should have felt so familiar. A world in our world, an ignored backyard of our privilege.

Here, subtlety exists in an alternate universe. This film is all on the face and unapologetically loud. Something I would have definitely had a problem with, if it did not work so well for the film and the subject matter that it is dealing with. Raising on from Mulk which I thought was criminally underwatched (and of course an underrated film), Article 15 does not take any pit stops from the moment it begins its course.

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Detective Pikachu

The first moments of the film as you see Pidgeottos gliding over the horizon gave me goosebumps as I saw a world once imagined, come alive.

As wonderful as it was seeing my childhood pocket monsters recreated on the screen like that, it shouldn't have been the only thing that kept me hooked. It often times felt like they only had a budget to model up a few of them, even then with over 800 Pokemon in the roster now they could have made some better choices. Or at least stuck with the original 151.

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The Favourite

Admittedly, I do get super excited when a filmmaker with such an offbeat taste like Yorgos Lanthimos gets the budget and resources to make a film that looks like The Favourite did. It was exactly what I expected it to be. What did I expect it to be? An absurdly complex narrative set in a fairly accessible and familiar setting with each scene shattering my expectation of how it should have been written and presented.

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Won't you be my neighbor?

The film is a warm hug.
I didn't grow up with Mr. Rogers, hell I didn't even know who he was until I watched this film. And I am so glad I did. I think everybody owes it to themselves to take a break and watch these 90 minutes filled with positivity and hope, something we all desperately need in today's time.

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

It's the Infamous 1984, Netflix hands us the power to make choices and control what happens in the story of Stefan. Taking concepts of meta-fiction and exploiting them a ton, the idea that sounds so good on paper ends up being a drag to get through.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

"Queen is no one thing." The band pushes on, in various different words throughout the film.
What should have been the strength of the film ends up being a curse, stuck in a formulaic screenplay. The narrative suffocates, literally waiting to break free. It only shows us glimmers and constantly fails to stick to the stories it wants to tell.

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