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  • Elvis & Nixon

    Elvis & Nixon

    ★★½

    It's frivolous and forgettable. Michael Shannon is better then you'd expect as Elvis but the problem is that it's an interesting moment in history but has no dramatic stakes or really any kind of build up or consequences. It has its share of funny moments but there's nothing really here that's memorable. I remember first hearing about this event on Drunk History and the story is more fitting for a 30 min tv show.

  • Brief Encounter

    Brief Encounter

    ★★★★

    For a film from the 40s and a director known for epic scope films comes a surprising intimate and non-preachy tale of forbidden love, loneliness, and the morals that come with choosing personal happiness versus personal obligation.

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  • The Gift

    The Gift

    ★★★½

    Woo! First review on here!

    I'm not sure if the rating is too generous or too harsh but it's definitely better than I expected it to be. Don't let the trailers/marketing fool you either. While this film has the elements of a horror flick it is far more slow burn drama/thriller than horror and don't let the R rating fool you either because besides a few F Bombs it could have easily been PG-13.

    I've been a longtime fan of…

  • Nebraska

    Nebraska

    ★★★★

    Alexander Payne is the master of good, quirky family drama without dialing up the quirk. This movie wasn't the masterpiece I was hoping for but I am a definite sucker for Father-Son drama, black & white cinematography, and movies about small towns. All the acting is superb especially Bruce Dern and June Squibb who are never affectionate but feel so real as an old couple. Actually the whole family feels extremely real and that's what I loved most about. Even Will…