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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★½

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Average dude is really talented at something they love, then an accident and/or disability sets them back a bit, then, after others melodramatically recite the type of “uplifting” quotes you’d find plastered to the wall of any given Rite-Aid, gets back on the game with more passion than ever before, only with a wiser (and, depending on how their life was beforehand, more wholehearted) spirit.

    At least, that’s what my mind thought the…

  • What Lies Beneath

    What Lies Beneath

    ★★½

    During the making of Robert Zemeckis’s deserted-island drama Cast Away, production had to be shut down to grant its star, Tom Hanks, time to lose enough weight to suit his character’s physical transformation (which, for reasons I'm guessing are explained in the film itself, also required growing a beard). As we all know, Zemeckis is a busy boy, so he took this time to shoot what, in his own words, “Alfred Hitchcock would have done if he’d lived in the…

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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    Hollywood has not been shy in taking on Stephen King. From Carrie to Children of the Corn, from Gerald’s Game to The Green Mile, and from The Dark Tower to The Dead Zone, they’ve been turning his most famous (and even most obscure) works of fiction into big-budget blockbusters for decades now. The Shining, despite also being a (relatively) big-budget Stephen King adaptation, was different, though.

    Instead of gory, schlocky ‘80s cheese, director and co-writer Stanley Kubrick went for real…

  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★½

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

    I started school again pretty recently, and have been trying to adjust to that for a little while, so that's why my I'm Thinking of Ending Things review is taking way too long to come out. It should be online in the next few days or so, and my Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind review should be done by September 27 (next Sunday). My sincere apologies for any inconveniences these delays may have caused.

    SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS…