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  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai


    Is it an unpopular opinion to prefer this film to David Lean's other wartime epic Lawrence of Arabia? I feel like Bridge on the River Kwai is a great spectacle driven adventure that consistently keeps you engaged and remains focused, unlike the second half of Lawrence which disappoints from the near perfect first half of that movie.

    The movie is a fictionalized amalgam inspired by real events and people during World War 2, where a British unit commanded by Lt.…

  • Inception



    It's been so long since I've seen Inception that I wondered how the film would hold up to me now and how I would look at the film differently by rewatching it. But I needn't have worried, because this film still impressed me as I was transfixed with the screen and the 148 minutes flew by faster than I ever could have imagined.

    The dream-heist concept and dream within a dream story are just the types of things that I…

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  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


    Watched for Wild West Summer 2017
    Task #8 Watch a Western featuring an actor or actress who's not primarily known for Westerns. (Newman & Redford)

    Well that was a lot more fun than I thought it would be! Paul Newman and Robert Redford play notorious western outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid respectively in this film depicting their final adventures in the American West and South America.

    Looking back on the film, there really is not central narrative or…

  • Logan



    Film 1/31 of March 2017 Scavenger Hunt
    Task #6: A film in theaters

    I really don't want to overhype Logan for anyone, but for me this film absolutely lived up to what I hoped it could be. This is the first superhero movie I've ever seen that had more authentic seeming drama and action than it did the typical things you'd expect from the genre. Logan really feels like it is telling its own stories about characters that happen…