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  • The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    ★★½

    The build-ups are scarier than the actual scares, which feels like a reversal on the formula of the first Conjuring movie. A very cheesy message about love conquering all weaves through the scenes of possession and ghostly flashbacks.

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★

    A truly depressing character study with an almost excellent soundtrack, parade of prime-time cameos, and candy-colored palette.


    edit: forgot to mention: walking through gravel and god knows what else in stocking feet? Unlikely.
    I can’t go into my further bugaboos without a spoiler tag, maybe I’ll watch it again someday and go point by point 🍬

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  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I saw this film in 35mm on Friday and wanted to watch it again before reviewing it, but that honestly could be weeks from now.

    For now I must say this movie was deeply cathartic. To watch events unfold as I wish they did rather than how they really did felt like a hopeful stab in the heart. A world in which Sharon Tate Lives, in which the free wheeling party of California in the 60s wasn’t abruptly cut off.…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★½

    The whole movie you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. Then you realize it’s been droppng. It’s been dropping from a thousand feet high, and when it stops dropping it’s gonna hurt.