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  • Colossal

    Colossal

    ★★★★

    This was good! Its underlying themes and ideas were even better! I won't delve too much into plot details - you deserve to experience this film and all of its layers for yourself - but I will say that eye-catching early premise wears thin. And then it quietly switches things up and becomes ten times better as a result. From a filmmaking perspective, this is as innovative as they come. Nacho Vigalondo, working off a relatively minimal budget of $15M,…

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    I don't feel like I have anything useful to add to this conversation so all I'm gonna say is that I must have scrolled through hundreds of 'DON'T TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB' memes in my life and each one made me want to die a little more.

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★

    Character-driven ensemble pieces are fast becoming my favorite sub-genre within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. James Gunn takes all the style and flair from his first beloved (and slightly smug) space adventure, and adds a great deal more substance this time around. Too often blockbusters have taken the shortcut to meaningful character development, audaciously implying or declaring their heroes to be a "family" without putting in the necessary leg work. Guardians Of The Galaxy is one such movie, but its sequel…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★

    What a bloody mess(!) Alien: Covenant is a film brimming with great moments. Slaughter in the shower, chaos under quarantine, staring down monsters, and Michael Fassbender making music - there are shots and scenes that rival the very best imagery from the Alien franchise, and ought to live long in the memory. The rest is erratic, muddled, confused. Ridley, evidently uncomfortable with the sheer amount of mainstream backlash he received with Prometheus, injects a wacky blend of action, sci-fi and…