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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Princess Bride
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Top Gun

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  • The Last Starfighter - Crossing the Frontier

    ★★★★

  • The Last Starfighter

    ★★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

  • TRON: Legacy

    ★★★★★

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    That's. How. You. Do. It.

    A beautifully reverential, exciting, perfectly balanced modern sequel that blends nostalgia, adult drama, and blockbuster action to create an emotionally powerful coda for some of the greatest cinematic heroes of my generation. I loved it and I cannot wait to watch all of the special features on visual effects and flight stunts that are bound to come out after this releases. Gloriously jaw-dropping stuff.

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    Dark, gritty, and moody, this is a bleak story that provides the Dark Knight an opportunity to showcase his great detective skills more so than maybe ever before. The action is exciting, too, and feels like the fight choreographers must have played the excellent series of Arkham games. Cinematography, score, and Zoe Kravitz are all aces, while Pattinson shines as the Bat and mostly bores as endlessly depressed Bruce. Serkis as Alfred is fine, but forgettable, and Dano as The…

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  • The Last Starfighter - Crossing the Frontier

    The Last Starfighter - Crossing the Frontier

    ★★★★

    Really delightful little journey through mostly how the groundbreaking digital effects came to be. For any fans of the film, this is a treat. It also features all of the key players and some brief discussion about casting, the score, and the overall setting and approach for world-building. It's not highly produced at all and fairly short at about a half-hour in length. I'm also cheating a little here and rating this combined with the other big special feature, "Heroes…

  • The Last Starfighter

    The Last Starfighter

    ★★★★

    "Kissing? DIARRHEA!"

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★

    The most shocking takeaway for me was that even in 1937 Hollywood was very self-aware of the culture it was forming and its cost on the identities and lives of those who dreamed to be a part of it.

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★★

    I can think of nothing that wasn't improved. It's undeniably Zack's vision through and through, all of his visual and character strengths along with divisive needle drops and his sometimes awkward way of framing humor in the midst of heavy dramatic stakes. Victor and Barry benefit big-time from more backstory and more explanation helps clear up the overall plot. It's riveting from start to finish; the time just flies by and the film flows beautifully from one chapter to the…