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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★

    I wonder if the auteur -- major asshole, megalomaniac of a man himself: Stanley Kubrick knew before he was that he would become a renowned, legendary filmmaker one day.

    Probably.

    With "2001: A Space Odyssey" I think my mind has melted a bit. I'm both impressed and in awe after watching something so intellectually powerful as this. As much as I'd like to resist, I have a feeling Kubrick's "The Shining" has been knocked down from first place to second.…

  • Nerve

    Nerve

    ★★★½

    A sadistic, adrenaline-fueled thrill worth giving a try.

    This one surprised me, honestly. I figured it would be trash when it came out so this is why it took me so long to finally watch.

    The story is pretty fucked up, a real life possibility. This film isn't just about a dangerous game. It's about cell phone snobs and media today at its core.

    On the surface, it's about a girl trying to survive this game that spawned from the…

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  • 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…

  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★★

    Well just rip my heart out and spit on it why don't you! "Manchester By the Sea" is phenomenal and Casey Affleck is a legend. His nuanced performance in this was outstanding. I first really started taking notice of his Hollywood presence after seeing him in "Out of the Furnace" alongside Christian Bale and then I saw "Triple 9" and I really started paying attention. Casey Affleck is one of the most talented actors working the industry medium today and…