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  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave

    ★★★★½

    Don't. Trust. Whitey.

  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    ★★★★★

    Jesus Christ this must be the most insecure and self destructive man on the planet. It makes sense that he would transition to a stand up comedian because of the need for attention and admiration. 

    From the opening shot of him in the ring, we can see where his priorities lie. We are outside the ropes and he is on the inside. There is an extreme disconnect he has with humanity. His life choices and life style is only successful…

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  • A Night at the Opera

    A Night at the Opera

    ★★★★

    This was my first exposure to the Marx brothers. I watched this one first on a recommendation and it was downright hysterical. It's insane what each brother brings to the table comedically. It took me a little bit to catch on to what the movie was actually going for. It felt like just a loose narrative to highlight major set pieces--and they're all great. It felt a lot like Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I'm told the next Marx brother film I should watch is Horse Feathers so I'll probably get in on that pretty soon.

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    Just a perfect movie. The pacing is excellent, the characters are magnificent, and it's fueled by an amazing director who had to think on his feet. This movie by all accounts should have been a complete disaster, yet with all of these elements, and the best John Williams score ever(fight me), the film has become a pioneering example of horror, suspense, and adventure.