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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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  • Dual

    ★★★

  • Iron Eagle II

    ★★★

  • Iron Eagle

    ★★★★

  • Top Gun

    ★★★★★

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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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  • Dual

    Dual

    ★★★

    I am not typically a fan of this dry, quirky, darker comedy style that we see from directors like Stearns and Lanthomos, but I enjoyed this a decent bit. I think Gillan does a consistently great job in the dual roles as Sarah, but lacks a script that calls for her to do much that makes her emotionally relatable. I chuckled more than I thought that I would, but I didn't feel anything for either character and the end left…

  • Iron Eagle II

    Iron Eagle II

    ★★★

    Blatantly riffs of scenes and personality types from "Top Gun" and, like its predecessor, the fact that this was not endorsed by the U.S. Air Force and instead was a product of Israeli military support really shows. So, so much of this is amateur in execution, but there's a high floor for these movies with me, and despite probably not being able to tell you a single character name, the reveal of why this motley crew has come together actually…

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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…