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  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★★

    It was good. Or, the soundtrack was good. Anytime they stopped singing to talk, I was reminded of how generic the plot was. We've all seen the "big dreamer guy finds success and becomes a jerk, only to get called on it and go back to being a good guy again" story.

    I enjoyed the acting. All of the actors, especially the ones playing Barnum and the bearded lady did a great job. But there was only so much they…

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★

    I really enjoyed this movie. It's definitely better than a lot of Marvel movies for several reasons.

    The villain was convincing and fun. I always love close connections between heroes and villains, so I appreciated that T'challa and Killmonger were cousins. I still think Killmonger's name was lame, but that doesn't make him a bad villain.

    I also greatly enjoyed Andy Serkis' performance of Klaw. He looked like he was having the time of his life, and I was pulled…

  • The Room

    The Room

    Well that was a masterpiece of crap. I mean, it was hilarious to watch, don't get me wrong. But as someone who has studied filmmaking, I know that Tommy did just about everything wrong.

    There were no meaningful transitions between scenes. One scene stopped, and then the next one began without making any sense. There was absolutely no sense of pacing. The sex scenes were overly long, far too frequent, and just plain boring. The characters were annoying, and the…

  • Ed Wood

    Ed Wood

    ★★½

    Okay, that was weird.

    Unlike a lot of Tim Burton films, the weirdness wasn't in the visuals themselves. The movie was shot in black and white, but other than a few interesting shots, most of it was just sort of typical of what I'd expect for a biopic.

    Actually, what makes this movie weird was the story of what Ed Wood actually did. The guy was crazy. It reminds me of when I read The Distaster Artist. It gives me…