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  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    ★★★½

    "You embrace the suck and move the fuck forward."

    Although by accident, this was the perfect movie to end on in 2016.

    The film's message definitely hit home:

    There is little was can control and most of the time, if we are honest with ourselves, we are in over our heads. If we are not, we are not really living and that's the bigger risk.

    In the midst of that, don't forget there is a fine line between being courageous…

  • Lemonade

    Lemonade

    ★★★★½

    "My grandma said nothing real can be threatened."

    I feel like I could just post a long series of quotes that would express my fascination with Lemonade. The line above keeps coming back to my mind, and sums up a number of important themes in Lemonade.

    I'm just going to plan to re-watch Lemonade soon. Maybe then I'll come up with some coherent thoughts other than, "How could a glorified music video touch me so deeply?"

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  • No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

    ★★★★★

    One of the things that makes Javier Bardem's performance so unnerving is that he is not just a hit man, he's also a serial killer. While this can't possibly be the first time such a character has been portrayed, it sure does feel original in the context of this film.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★

    I've never enjoyed a superhero movie more than this. While a superhero's abilities often separate him/her from the average person, this film makes the superheroes into a type of everyman. They are more easy to relate to than characters such as Superman or even Captain America.

    The casting, the special effects, the writing, the tone, everything about this film worked extremely well. I would definitely recommend this to friends--even if they are not into science fiction or superheroes.