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  • The Two Popes

    The Two Popes

    ★★★½

    This was a good movie. It's easy to see this as religious propaganda, but I think that's unfair. There is a good story here about two very different men with very different ideas about the institution they're a part of who learn to become friends, and this movie tells that story very effectively. I wont lie, a lot of that has to do with the fantastic performances from the two leads.

    I'm a lapsed catholic with ill feelings toward the…

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    Beasts of the Southern Wild

    ★★★★

    This movie almost feels like a fantasy story. You get lost in the world of it, and that's through the use of visually fantastical yet grounding set pieces that provide a backdrop for this moving coming of age story with rich characters brought to life by some really brilliant actors. It seems I'm constantly being stunned by the talent of child actors recently.

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  • John Wick

    John Wick

    ★★★½

    Honestly, I didn't think that I would like this that much. I've never been a fan of the whole "man with a gun out for revenge" action movie, but this is solid. The way it's shot and the pacing made for a really exciting movie. It's directed by a stunt man, so he clearly knew what he was doing.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I really don't get the intense hatred that some people have for this movie. It's not an amazing movie; it's overlong and overwritten, Finn and Rose's plot isn't very engaging, and every joke falls flat, but there are things that I liked about it. I really like what they did with Luke's character, the mysterious connection that Rey and Kylo have, and the overarching theme of learning from failure and moving forward as opposed to dwelling on the past. By…