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  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★

    I haven't seen Unbreakable in roughly a decade, and while I enjoyed it at the time I'm always skeptical of my opinion on Shyamalan's work. After all, I used to be terrified by Signs. But going back to this one actually improved my opinion of the film considerably. Watching it through a critical lens gave me a new appreciation for the set design and the camera work, and I think the script and acting make David Dunn and Elijah Price…

  • Duck Soup

    Duck Soup

    ★★★★

    Still ridiculously funny, one of the best hours of film.

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

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

    Few movies have truly felt like massive events quite the way "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy managed. The series took previously "unfilmable" material and brought it to spectacular life. J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy story, once the domain of literary scholars and devout fanboys, was thrust into pop culture with a trilogy of movies that made their best effort to do justice to the material. The films redefined what could be a viable blockbuster and inspired a generation of future…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Some things only get better. The Last Jedi is such a bizarre thing; how did Rian Johnson manage to convince Disney Studios and Lucasfilm to allow him to make this? It's shot differently than any previous Star Wars movie, has dialogue and themes different than any of them, and just feels so alien to what we've come to expext that it's a genuine surprise, especially after The Force Awakens was so slavishly devoted to what made Star Wars work in…