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  • The Jacket

    The Jacket

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    Turns out I remembered The Jacket being better than it actually is. I still think it's a really cool concept, but maybe this is the kind of movie that needs a remake? The first half just doesn't have the energy it should - it feels directionless and slow, while it needed to be tighter and either go for the "puzzle box" feel or the "unravelling mind" thriller. Because when it picks up in the second half - it REALLY picks…

  • Mirage

    Mirage

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    Oriol Paulo knows how to do plot twists, and I'm adding Mirage to my list of underrated movies I like to recommend watching on Netflix. His previous film, The Invisible Guest is already on that list ))

    Mirage is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys movies that deal with the Butterfly Effect as well as crime thrillers - this movie has both of those elements, and it juggles them impressively well. It's not as "twisty" as The Invisible Guest, but…

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  • American Murder: The Family Next Door

    American Murder: The Family Next Door

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    This one actually felt very exploitative to me. If you're looking for something to put the events of this case in a timeline - I guess, this documentary does a decent job. But that's all it does. It takes existing footage and arranges it in a specific order. It doesn't attempt to explore the reasoning. It doesn't attempt to uncover something you can't already learn from a simple Google search. It doesn't give it any kind of perspective. All it…

  • The Florida Project

    The Florida Project

    OK, so first of all, Willem Dafoe is great in this.
    Second, the color palette and the way Sean Baker makes the ugliness of the world look almost whimsical is also great from the aesthetic perspective.

    But...

    Did I watch the same movie everyone else did? Because, apparently, everyone watched some magical, wonderful, best movie of the year about "real people" and "real childhood". I watched a movie about some the most obnoxious kids and adults/parents I've ever seen on…