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    ★★★½

    Not sure how I feel about the ending, but hit surprisingly hard at different points throughout and uses the format really well.

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

    So insanely beautiful to watch on the big screen. The colors and whole aesthetic is so pleasing. 
    All of the flights are tense as hell. Grip your seat and stop breathing tense. 

    Not sure how well it will translate to the small screen. It takes its time to build relationships and makes the emotional moments count though. Gosling also grows into the performance. 
    Would rewatch.

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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★½

    Zero regrets about driving 400km to see this in 70mm. Got a little introduction about the history of 70mm film and some of its merits before the start. Very cool experience, including the overture and intermission to set the mood (didn't realize until now that intermissions aren't standard in the US, they are here).

    This film obviously looked great, obviously has stellar dialogue and obviously has awesome performances. Scene after scene of trademark Tarantino suspense building until an explosion of spectacular violence breaks out, just to start building up to another.

    Pretty much loved everything about it.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    Hard to put a number down for this one. There's so much to love but also some elements I didn't like or made me need to rewatch this and the original to make sure. 

    In a lot of ways I might like it more than the original. They found a great way to make Gosling's character a lot more emotionally resonant than Deckard in the first. In other ways it confused me about Deckards relationships in the first and made…