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  • Shutter Island

    Shutter Island

    ★★★½

    This might be the most non-Martin Scorsese film ever made...other than Hugo

    Which I appreciate his range for that, even if this didn't gel with me as much as a film like Goodfellas or The Irishman has in the past

    The dream sequences didn't really work for me, mostly because they felt a bit too run-of-the-mill

    But I'd be lying if I said that last line didn't hit me like a truck. I knew the twist going in, but the…

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★½

    Obi-Wan calls Mos Eisley Spaceport a "wretched hive of scum and villainy" like it's the worst place he's ever been

    But the Clone Wars and even the Prequels show that he's been to some rough areas that would give Mos Eisley a run for its money

    So that begs the question: what happened to Obi-Wan in Mos Eisley? Did he make a series of high risk bets to the wrong people and lose his credits? Did he have a bad…

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  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    ★★★★

    I was lucky enough to see this early because of a promotion at my local theater, so I won't spoil anything outright

    But I'm very happy to say the team over at Lord Miller have done it AGAIN. No, scratch that, AGAIN AGAIN

    They gave us the first Lego Movie, then last year's absolutely incredible Into the Spider-Verse, and now the long-awaited sequel to the Lego Movie

    Instead of just giving us more of the same, they give us an…

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    This movie made me ashamed to have ever liked Harry Potter in the first place

    I'm a die-hard lifelong Potter fan. Books came out when I was just the right age and I vividly remember staying up late to read each and every one with my mom. And the movies? DAMN. The fact that we got through all 7 books with pretty much the same cast and pretty much the same quality is absolutely astonishing. I don't think I'd give…