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  • Outlaw King

    Outlaw King

    ★★★½

    "Thinking about revenge? It tears at the soul, but it can also be a weapon."

    This is probably the most disappointing movie of the year. Not because it's the worst movie of the year, but because it has glimpses of greatness. The talent is all there (David Mackenzie, Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor Johnson), and for the most part, they're really great.

    My main issue with the movie is that it doesn't really start to take off until 45 minutes into…

  • Searching

    Searching

    ★★★★

    "I didn't know her, I didn't know my daughter."

    Searching shows that, when done right, this can be a super interesting way to tell a story. There are a lot of movies that have tried this kind of "computer-based" storytelling, but none have done it this well.

    The reason it differs from, say Unfriended is because instead of a straight up horror film, Searching is more of a mystery-type movie, where the characters are using technology to unravel clues. As…

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  • Enemy

    Enemy

    ★★★★★

    Part of A Film A Day
    Part of Essential Films To Watch

    Just last September, Denis Villeneuve's english language debut Prisoners was released to theatres. So naturally, it was a surprise to me that he would come back so quick with another film. And, while I believe Prisoners to be a quality film, and one of the better ones of 2013, it was a rather conventional film. It followed the conventions of an ordinary thriller, but was propelled due to…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★½

    Part of A Film A Day
    Part of Essential Films To Watch

    "No hay banda! There is no band. Il n'est pas de orquestra! This is all a tape-recording. No hay banda! And yet, we hear a band. If we want to hear a clarinette, listen. … It's all a tape. It is an illusion."

    In all honesty, I'm still trying to wrap my head around what I just watched. Mulholland Drive is one of the most confusing films I've…