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BlacKkKlansman (2018) Review

     Spike Lee's dramedy "BlacKkKlansman" is a political and social commentary masterpiece about America's transitional period during the 1970s.      Klansman is a bold and accurate depiction of the hypocrisy in white America, criticizing politicians, the police, and other people in power. However, it was also surprisingly funny with a lot of dark humour throughout.      Before I watched it, I thought it was going to be a serious drama as I had not looked at the genres. Because of this, the jokes hit me even harder.

"The Whale" (2022) Review

    Spoiler Warning           Jesus, if this wasn't the most Oscar-bait-y movie I've ever seen.      Sure, I do think that Brendan Fraser did deserve his Oscar for his performance, but The Whale is quite melodramatic at points.      It is quite pretentious and full of itself, too, with the 4:3 aspect ratio and the forced conflict of Charlie leaving his wife for a man.      And that ending, it's really trying to be thought-provoking. In reality, it just feels like a flat finish.      I was gonna write a joke for this review, but I really wanted to talk about this film. It just rubbed me the wrong way.

"Hard Boiled" (1992) Review

     Hard Boiled is a technical masterpiece. The practical effects alone are a good enough reason to watch.       The effects hooked me, and I stayed for the great acting, the impressive cinematography and the cheesy detective story tropes that tickle my brain in the right ways.       I really want to watch some of John Woo's other works, (because apparently, he went on to make Face/Off??) I like his style.      Oh, and the score is fantastic too.      TL;DR - Basically, this movie knows what it is, and does a great job at it.

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