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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★★★

    After the pretty good "On Stranger Tides" film, this fourth sequel to "The Curse of the Black Pearl" brings back the "Pirates of the Carribean". Being the last Pirates film we'll probably see, things were wrapped up on a very good note.

    Jack Sparrow was his same witty self, humorous and improvised in the usual way. The same can be said for Barbossa and the rest of the reoccurring cast. The cameos were pleasantly surprising, they definitely kickstarted that nostalgia…

  • Allegiant

    Allegiant

    ½

    New logline: When a group of angsty teens run away from home to spite an ignorant society they must join the league of voyeur loving citizens on a poorly constructed Dystopian film set.

    I really can't decide what's worse: Miles Teller's poorly written jokes, Shailene Woodley's stiff portrayal of internal resistance, or the fact that Ansel Elgort over the course of three films still can't seem to grow a pair of balls.

    Initially, I began watching this because I was…

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  • Take Shelter

    Take Shelter

    ★★★★

    Michael Shannon continues to captivate me with every role he takes on. In "Take Shelter" this is only confirmed. He gives an outstanding performance alongside Jessica Chastain.

    "Take Shelter" is really more of a subtle metaphor for mental illness (particularly Schizophrenia) than it is a story about a fast approaching, heavy storm. The film brings forth a terrible condition and explains/portrays it in a compelling and heartbreaking manner.

    The cinematography portrayed isolation and a sense of longing really well. The…

  • 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…