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  • Whiplash
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • The Lighthouse
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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★½

  • Tears of the Sun

    ½

  • Minari

    ★★★★

  • The Father

    ★★★★½

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★½

    67/100

    In the end, this is more of the same origin formula as any early origin MCU film. If not for Kingsley's ever-charming turn as Trevor, I don't think I would have laughed even once. Awkwafina is not a comedian, and while I truly enjoyed her as an actress in The Farewell, I've gotten quite annoyed with Hollywood's attempt to tell me she is funny. The script is lazy and by-the-numbers, rehashing predictable plot points and utilizing nauseating quips like:…

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★

    83/100

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  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★★★½

    86/100

    Donnie Darko is funny, it's original, it's mind-boggling, and above all else it is entertaining as hell. Though all these things, in the end it is ultimately too heavy and twisted to be fully understood and, though this may be intentional, it doesn't quite sit well when not enough information is shared. The direction is solid, the story is genius, and Gyllenhaal's performance is impressive for his age. It's an outstanding psychological thriller.

  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★★

    91/100

    This anti-romantic comedy is one of those rare jewels in which the director's style soars above an otherwise familiar story. Thanks to phenomenal direction, excellent acting, and one hilarious script this film rises above the majority of every other in its genre. It's romantic, it's anti-romantic, it's emotional, and it's hilarious. This is the perfect comedy for those looking for an outside the norm rom-com.