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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★½

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

    The issue of minority representation in popular culture is more important than ever before in this particularly divisive moment in American history, but it remains just as much of a double-edged sword as ever as well; on one hand, while it is important to have high-profile blockbusters made with someone besides yet another Caucasian protagonist as the star, it's still just as essential for the film in question to actually live up to its full potential as a work of…

  • The Post

    The Post

    ★★★½

    The basic historical story's interesting, but the film's overly talky, and Spielberg finds a hard time finding the right dramatic groove with splitting it in-between the guerilla, on-the-frontlines reporting, and Katherine's personal struggles with her social life and self-esteem issues.

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  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★½

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

    One of the toughest tasks ever for a young director must be coming to a series that, was not only started by another filmmaker, but began with what is one of the most iconic genre movies ever, and having to make a sequel that not only expands on its story & mythology without turning into ridiculous fanfiction (*cough Alien: Resurrection cough*), but also taking the young series in an entirely new direction, to the point where it goes into a completely…

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★½

    I've always felt that Die Hard is a movie that's held back slightly by a couple of noteworthy flaws, but it's a testament to the skill of the people involved that it still manages to overcome its problems, and end up as a thrilling icon of modern Action movies in the end. To get my complaints out of the way first, one thing I've never liked about it is its sometimes broad writing, and often rather stock, generic characters.

    I…