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  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    ★★★½

    Guy Ritchie's KING ARTHUR is one of the most bizarre blockbusters in recent years, and recent years have seen some pretty damn bizarre blockbusters. This is, in many ways, a culmination of everything Guy Ritchie has done before, crammed together in a mess of a medieval action movie with the task of dealing with preestablished lore. It's... kind of awesome.

    The recent release of DUNKIRK has reopened the discussion of film vs. digital, and one of the arguments for film…

  • The World's End

    The World's End

    ★★★★½

    Edgar Wright's BABY DRIVER took the world by storm this past summer.

    It further proved that, for years, Wright has been making modern classics that most people know of without entirely knowing Wright as a household name.

    Whether it's the horror-spoof SHAUN OF THE DEAD or his video-game/comic-book/cinematic extravaganza SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, most people who like movies to some degree have seen an Edgar Wright movie.

    But in 2013, Edgar Wright's best film was released and it was unfortunately released in the shadow of an American comedy with a similar title...

    (Full review for Talk Film Society: www.talkfilmsociety.com/articles/they-call-me-the-king-edgar-wrights-the-worlds-end-2013)

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  • Unbreakable

    Unbreakable

    ★★★★½

    always felt this was one of Shyamalan's most underappreciated works, but as time has gone on and the age of five-superhero-movies-per-year continues to overwhelm, i am becoming more and more convinced that it is his absolute best work.

  • Singin' in the Rain

    Singin' in the Rain

    ★★★★★

    "She's the real star of the picture!"

    still incredibly potent in its depiction of love, the film industry, and the way those two can conflict. 

    but that's mostly under the surface. 

    on the surface, everything works just as well, with wonderful cast chemistry, excellent direction, and superb musical numbers which cement its place as one of the finest musicals ever produced for the screen.