Category: D+

Extraction (2020)

From its 15 minutes of credits to its refusal to acknowledge its place in the “white guy blows an Asian country to smithereens” canon to its title so generic that I had to stop the movie three times to check what it was called, Extraction is one of those movies that is brainless without malice…

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Earthquake Bird

In his review for Hereditary, YouTube film critic Jeremy Jahns said “it does go for the slow burn, which is code for saying it was kinda boring.” I’ve always been frustrated with the oversimplification that a statement like that implies, and it’s a recurring point he makes in many reviews for films similar to last…

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Noelle

I like to think that Noelle is the sort of movie that would appreciate me working hard to find the good in it despite my overall opinion. It’s the sort of sickly sweet, annoyingly earnest, G-rated romp that belongs on Disney+ not because it’s premium content, but because it feels made with the 10 years…

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Jojo Rabbit

The 1997 Italian film Life is Beautiful was released to widespread success. It became one of the highest grossing non-English language films, won 3 Oscars and numerous other awards at a variety of festivals and awards shows, and received strong praise for its ability to be funny yet haunting while tackling a story set against…

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