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  • Damsel

    Damsel

    ★★★½

    The destruction of the Nice Guy myth was the best part of this film. Robert Pattinson is real good at that type of character.

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★

    As someone who generally dislikes musicals...this was great! A very solid film. The back half is a little more of your average melodrama, but the front half has a great freneticism in the directing and acting that I really appreciated. The acting was really good (I was impressed by Lady Gaga, tbh!), and Bradley Cooper's directing had talent.

    Yeah, I liked it. Quite a lot.

    (P.S.: I appreciated the random Alias cast members showing up in this.)

    (P.P.S.: I've never seen any other version of this film.)

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  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★★

    What a solid, well-made, non-science fiction action flick. It gets down to the basics: basic plot, solid fight choreography, and--best of all--no sexploitation at any point.

    There are two women in this film, and they both remain fully-clothed. One of the ladies is an assassin and seen as an equal to our protagonist (Well, sort of. I mean, is anyone really John Wick's equal?), whose ending really was her own doing. The other is the dead wife, seen only in…

  • Total Recall

    Total Recall

    ★★★★

    There's a whole time period of sci-fi movies that I haven't seen. This inevitably leads people to stop whatever they're doing and stare at me to exclaim: You haven't seen this movie?!

    Yes, alright, I haven't seen this movie until now. I didn't even know what it was about, to be perfectly honest.

    This movie is that campy kind of sci-fi that came out of the '80s and early '90s, the kind I haven't really seen yet, and the kind…