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  • Mrs. Miniver

    Mrs. Miniver

    ★★★★

    I was worried that after my disastrous experience with Ben-Hur that I wasn't going to like any of William Wyler's filmography, but thankfully the 1942 best picture winning Mrs. Miniver turned out to be a great surprise and an impressive work. Watching the fabulous Netflix documentary series Five Came Back was what made me want to seek this movie out as it kept getting mentioned, and my library thankfully had a copy for me to check out.

    While it may…

  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★★

    True Grit is a remake of the famous 1969 western starring John Wayne and Kim Darby, readapting the source novel. While this film does have much in common with the original version, its execution and different ideas more than justify its existence, and is a technically superior creation as well.

    The story remains the same, as Mattie Ross enlists the help of US Marshall Rooster Cogburn to track down the man that shot her father in cold blood. The first…

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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★½

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

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★★½

    Just got back from the movie theater and this was intense. Wow. Don't Breathe is a film that easily lives up to the positive buzz and the hype, it is a masterclass in suspense and atmosphere.

    Fede Alvarez's effectively tense and horrifying direction adds to the terrifying performance of Stephen Lang as the blind man who fights back against a trio of young adults who break into his home in search of some cash to make a better life for…