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  • Thoroughbreds

    Thoroughbreds

    ★★½

    Really not as satisfying as the trailer might make it seem.

    It's a decent story about two girls who plan to murder a bitch of a stepdad and it carries sparse moments of thrill and entertainment but as a whole, it was clearly lacking in certain areas. For a whole chunk that bridges the first and second act, nothing groundbreaking really occurs.

    The film definitely plays the safe side, as if it's afraid to be any bolder. There were some…

  • Andre the Giant

    Andre the Giant

    ★★★★

    What's it like -- to be a giant who wishes they were smaller?

    The man, the myth, the legend ... André René Roussimoff ("The Giant") is a gentle giant who fights for a living.

    "André the Giant" is a well-rounded documentary that covers a range of moments in this miraculous man's life. What I most love about the doc is that it brings forth a perspective that no one has ever thought of, the emotional commotion of André's life.

    Wholly…

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  • There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    ★★★★★

    There are really no true words to describe how perfect "There Will Be Blood" is. Paul Thomas Anderson wrote and directed this masterpiece as best he could and if anyone else had attempted the challenge, I don't believe this film would be held at the prestigious title it upholds today.

    Daniel Day-Lewis owns the screen, he owns this film just as he owns the ocean of oil beneath his feet. The story and the writing are perfect and Daniel Day-Lewis'…

  • Jackie

    Jackie

    ★★★½

    A rather slow paced, but deeply honest and strained biopic about Jackie Kennedy after the assassination of her husband John F. Kennedy.

    "Jackie" is yes -- slow paced, but what it lacks for in timing it makes up for in both story and acting.

    You know, I've never been a huge fan of Natalie Portman, but after seeing her performance in this? That opinion could change. There's a scene that takes place right after JFK's assassination. Jackie boards a plane…