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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant 2015

    ★★★★½ Watched 07 Jan, 2016

    Didn't disappoint. I'm not sure I understand the middle-of-the-road scores; it seems like a movie you either love or hate. Thankfully I'm firmly in the former. I find the reviews that criticize the movie's "machismo" flat out stupid (see Amy Nicholson at Slate). It's a movie about fur trappers in 1820s Montana. If any movie needs machismo and chest thumping, it's The Revenant.

    I think it's more of a 4.75/5 movie but it could go either way. I had some…

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986

    ★★★★ Rewatched 05 Dec, 2014

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

    This was the only Star Trek movie from the original series that I saw as a kid. It left an impression on me and I remember it fondly and watching it today reaffirmed that fondness. Everything seemed to be clicking in this movie between the cast, the direction, the story and its execution. The first 15 minutes of the Enterprise crew in present day San Francisco is some of the best fish-out-of-water stuff you'll find in a movie anywhere.

    The…