BenMontero

I usually try to emphasize & appreciate the positives of movies more than their negatives. 
Except for Batman v. Superman.
Fuck that movie.

Favorite films

  • Mean Girls
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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  • The Last Duel

    ★★★★

  • Paddington 2

    ★★★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★½

  • The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★½

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    I may need to sit on this one…

    I will say that I commend Ridley Scott’s direction. His vision for this screenplay’s tone and style was effective. m*tt d*mon actually did a good job acting, though he still has a punchable face (& I feel like he cast himself as Jean de Carrouges to distract from the tone-deaf shit he’s said about the #MeToo movement in the past). Adam Driver is always brilliant, & Jodie Comer is a revelation. I liked…

  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★★★

    This is the best movie ever.

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  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★½

    As someone who has struggled to find that spark in life for a while, this one hit hard.

    What a moving film (& gorgeous looking one, too). I was charmed by every second of it. This is definitely one of my favorite Pixar films & possibly my favorite movie of 2020.

    95/100

  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    Why it took me this long to watch SPIRITED AWAY, I do not know. However, I got a free HBO Max account with my internet service (thanks AT&T), which has a collection of Studio Ghibli movies, all of which I have never seen.

    For a 2001 released film, SPIRITED AWAY is beyond ahead of it’s time. For a film with such a grand world of spirits, it feels intimate throughout & very personal to Chihiro’s journey. I want to dive deeper into its world and themes soon, but for now, I am admiring the masterpiece of a film that SPIRITED AWAY is.
    100.