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  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★½

  • King Richard

    ★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

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  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★½

    In Nightmare Alley, the scope and suspense of 1940s Noir is lovingly represented. Del Toro’s dark, sprawling film delivers gorgeous frames, showcases fearsome performances, yet sometimes feels constrained by its classic influences.

    When the aimless Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) takes a job as a carny at a traveling circus, he ingratiates into a motley crew of damaged souls and engaging artists. The circus serves as a refuge, and is filled with people running from their past, well, all but one…

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★

    Even among an amazing ensemble of performances, Will Smith stuns as the titular patriarch of champions. Reinaldo Marcus Green crafts a fun and inspiring tennis ride, just don't expect it to break new ground or transcend its genre.

    King Richard is the story of one morally ambivalent father's quest to cultivate real greatness. It details the adolescence of the Williams sisters Venus and Serena, two of the greatest athletes of all time. The film shows their meteoric rise from the rundown rainy tennis courts of Compton California, to top ranked professional matches and eventual superstardom.

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★½

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

    It’s all your favorite characters from The Lion King...post taxidermy. 

    The frame by frame recreation constraints, the soul-less nature of the animation, and the dissonance in some of the vocal performances were the biggest foundational problems with this cash grab of a movie.

    I felt really dirty having bought this ticket. This film will be an interesting case study for movies going forward. They made so many absolutely baffling decisions. Considering most people have the same gripes with this film,…

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

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

    UPDATED REVIEW***


    I really wanted to like this. I was hype for this movie, hoping for an irreverent, impactful take on WW like Thor Ragnarok was. The actors performed well with what they were given, I liked Gal Gadot in the unearned “emotional” scenes.  I am baffled that this script passed through multiple experienced hands and still got the green light. 


    Aside from the script though I still have trouble finding much to like. The 80s setting felt shallow, almost like…