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"Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is an immensely charming, heartfelt, and well-made teen movie. I really loved this movie and thought it had solid characters that felt real. The exchanges of dialogue between them at times felt so real that it really just felt like a natural and authentic conversation. I thought the three main actors did a fantastic job portraying both the comedic and dramatic moments. There were moments where I smiled and others that I wanted to start crying. It's really a beautiful movie that juggles these conflicting emotions well. The movie does do one thing that I can't get into without spoiling it, but I felt it was somewhat unnecessary and misleading. Other than that this is a well put together, intelligently written, and memorable coming of age movie that definitely has a lot to say about life and friendship. Fans of this genre can't miss this one.
Everyone just needs to calm down about "Dark Phoenix" and take it for what it is, which is simple entertainment. The movie never reaches the highs of the "X-Men" franchise but I enjoyed a good amount of it. Starting off with what didn't work, the movie feels very by the numbers and nothing about it particularly stands out. The story can feel bland and the movie doesn't really have any big ideas like other entries in this franchise has presented in the past. Also, the movie continues to overcomplicate the timeline that I pretty much had to disregard completely in order to enjoy the movie. That being said the action scenes in this movie were fast and fun, and there are quite a few of them. The movie, for the most part, moves at a decent pace and has some solid exciting sequences with decent performances all around. I liked Sophie Turner as Jean Grey even though her character was not really given a lot of complexity. Overall, despite a few flaws, I am surprised this movie is being bashed by so many. It's not great when compared to other entries in the series, but I can name at least a couple movies in the franchise that I liked less than this one.
If "Beowulf" didn't have such impressive animation, I may have even considered it to be a bad movie. The action sequences are decent but the story felt somewhat bland and the characters didn't really have much complexity. I think the moments where something fast and exciting was happening were fun, but the rest of it had moments that bored me. The movie mostly had my interest because I really liked the animation style. I like the other animation efforts from Robert Zemeckis more than this movie but this one was okay if you are more in the mood to watch something more edgy and less family friendly.
When Guillermo del Toro is behind the wheel, I know I'm in for a unique and visually stunning experience. "Pan's Labyrinth" is no exception to this trend. This film takes the concept of a fairy tale for grown-ups in a very interesting direction. I genuinely didn't know what direction the story was going to take, and I think that is what kept me watching more than anything else. The movie didn't grab my interest right away but close to the halfway point, I became very invested in the characters. The movie showcases one of the most menacing villains I've seen and I was genuinely afraid every second he was on screen. The way the film uses fantasy elements to tell a very human story is fascinating and is truly a showcase of del Toro's ability to create a strange yet absorbing world.
"Precious" is a powerful and heartbreaking film. While I thought the subject matter portrayed in the movie is very unpleasant, I thought it was executed exceptionally well. The film shines primarily due to the top-notch performances that are so good that I felt like I was watching actual people opposed to actors. The two standout performances were delivered by Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique, who both went on to earn award nominations and wins back when this film came out. I thought these two actresses had moments in this movie where the performances were so real and painful, that I was shaking as a result. I do feel that the movie makes some stylistic choices that while unique, felt out of place at times. Nonetheless, as a whole, this is an unforgettable movie that presents a tragic situation, but in the end, feels hopeful and even somewhat uplifting.