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  • Fight Club
  • The Matrix
  • The Iron Giant
  • Eyes Wide Shut

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★½

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★½

  • Soul

    ★★★★

  • A View to a Kill

    ★★★

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★½

    Just a WrestleMania main event between the two most famous Kaiju. It's fun and furious and everything else in the film is a total waste of time. King of the Monsters remains the gold standard but this was definitely the tonic we all needed after this garbage fire of a year.

  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★½

    It's a mess, but not a disaster. The best way for me to describe this movie's missteps would be to say that it's trying to be Superman 2 but its execution is closer to Iron Man 2. You can see the outline of a better movie waiting to be made here, but an excess of plot and some truly baffling choices makes a movie that just can't coalesce into something good. While some of these are plot details that I…

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★★½

    The word "awesome" has really lost a lot of its intended purpose, since it literally means that a thing inspires awe in the person who beholds it. By that definition, there is simply nothing more awesome than Godzilla: King of the Monsters, a big budget summer crowdpleaser in the same vein as Independence Day and Pacific Rim. It's the kind of film where even the things that are technically wrong about it feel kind of right about it. The human…

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

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

    Few movies have truly felt like massive events quite the way "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy managed. The series took previously "unfilmable" material and brought it to spectacular life. J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy story, once the domain of literary scholars and devout fanboys, was thrust into pop culture with a trilogy of movies that made their best effort to do justice to the material. The films redefined what could be a viable blockbuster and inspired a generation of future…