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  • The American

    The American

    ★★★★

    Drive for dads.

    I absolutely adored the score from Herbert Gronenmeyer to this one too. Could see myself liking this more (or less lololol) on another viewing.

  • Trainspotting

    Trainspotting

    ★★★★★

    This was my dad's favorite movie, I grew up with the absolutely incredible soundtrack (Born Slippy is still one of the best songs of all time), but now I've finally watched the classic.

    It absolutely floored me; just an incredible film and contains essentially everything I love about cinema.

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  • Dark City

    Dark City

    ★★★

    Great visuals and atmosphere, but I found it tough to get invested in the story. Still worth watching though.

    Director's Cut

  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★★

    The original True Grit and Rooster Cogburn were two of my favorite films as a kid. I have not seen them in a long time, which I plan to change soon, hopefully.

    This is a solid remake of the original from more than capable filmmakers directing a great cast. Steinfeld in particular excels, but the whole cast is excellent. Happy to finally have seen this one!

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    I have read Ernest Cline's "pop culture Odyssey" Ready Player One three times. I loved it when I was 13, liked it when I was 14, and disliked it when I was 16.

    The book uses 80s pop culture references as a gimmick to rest on because nothing else is incredible. The prose is laughable, the writing is average at best and embarassing at worst, the characters are flat, and the plot structure has been done to death. Despite its…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★½

    Falls prey to many of the problems that afflicted prior Avengers movies had, but it feels like it's setting up for something great. Equal parts good and bad, it desperately needed something else, but I don't know what that something would be. Maybe the hype was too much, and I was expecting something greater, but I was pretty disappointed. I am, however, looking forward to part 2 next year. Don't let me down, Marvel!


    Edit: SPOILER

    I don't know how…