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  • The Matrix
  • Braveheart
  • The Godfather: Part II
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  • The Secrets We Keep

    ★★★½

  • Bullet Train

    ★★★

  • Predators

    ★★★½

  • The Card Counter

    ★½

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  • The Secrets We Keep

    The Secrets We Keep

    ★★★½

    A compelling story but a rather abrupt ending.

  • Bullet Train

    Bullet Train

    ★★★

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

    Fun and witty, but ultimately rather frantic. Like Snatch, except instead of just one reveal about intricately organized coincidences, this has like 5 or 6. By the time we come to the finale it’s just all been too much to be surprised or impressed by much else. 

    Also, the ratio of massive name recognized talent to their time on-screen is off the charts. 

    Oh, AAANNNDDD, shouldn’t Channing Tatum have been on that train at the end? Or at least at the Kyoto stop?

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    I was so completely mesmerized by this movie that I didn't even realize I had finished my popcorn until my hand reach for the bottom of the bag. Villenueve creates such intrigue with every aspect of this movie; the reveal, the language barrier breaking, the twist, the political and international disagreements, etc. Amy Adams most definitely deserves an Oscar nod for this performance.

    The most clear theme is that of the importance of language, but the thing which impressed me…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

    Took me a day or so to wrestle between a 4 or 4.5, the latter being a spot in the upper-echelon of superhero films. In the end any problems I had (which are very few) felt minuscule in light of the overall film. A satisfactory tone is finally reached with a DC film that fully embraces the darkness of reality, while also exalting the hope inherent in heroes like Wonder Woman or Superman. BvS, and to a lesser degree Man…