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  • Sand Castle

    Sand Castle

    ★★

    When it comes to the occupation of Iraq or war in general, I don't think "Sand Castle" has much new to show or say. It's quite generic. The technical execution is impressive and the acting solid, but I can see why this ended up on Netflix instead of theaters.

    Speaking of Netflix, it has to be said that they haven't hit a home run with any of their movies yet. Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation" was pretty damn good, but most of the films I've seen have been somewhat disappointing. Maybe David Michod's "War Machine" will do the trick?

  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    ★★★★

    I didn't count on it beforehand, but this turned out to be my favorite film in this franchise. Superbly entertaining and fun.

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  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    ★★★★★

    A classic. One of the greatest westerns of all time. One of the coolest films ever made.

    The last thirty minutes are just out of this world...

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

    What a wonderful rewatch. I always enjoyed the story, which is fast-paced and constantly amusing, but this time I was more invested in the characters and found the ending more moving than I did the first time around. I like Wes Anderson's visual style and Robert Yeoman's camerawork very much in this one, and the dialogue is fantastic. Ralph Fiennes is great, and I think M. Gustave is his finest role in years. This is my favorite Wes Anderson film so far. Easily.