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  • In The Heights

    In The Heights

    ★★

    Welp...that was disappointing.

    I'm guessing they were trying to target Gen Z. I'm not sure if it was a successful attempt since I'm in my 30s.

    To my old ass, it felt like the writers / director didn't understand what gave the original musical it's emotional weight. The songs are still great and the actors who play Vanessa, Benny, and Sonny are especially good.

    But the most emotional aspects of the original show (Abuela & Nina) were poorly done. Abuela's storyline…

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    I get that people love this because it's old and first in many regards, but it's 2021 and this has some of the SLOWEST pacing in the history of film. A decent plot idea that could have been wrapped up in 90 minutes, but drags on for hours. The acting is good, the concepts are good. But there's nothing so interesting or exciting about this film to warrant 3+ hours of my time. The cinematography isn't especially artful and the…