• Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan

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    With as many Spielberg movies I've seen, this one has long been one of his films that I had just never got around to watching. I have finally rectified that and hope to do so soon with Schlinder's List (1993). Anyway, this is obviously such an amazing classic film that once you've seen it all you can understand why people think of it this way. Tom Hanks proves once again how phenomenal of an actor he is where he can…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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    I'm not sure where to start with this one. While this isn't the most egregious movie that Marvel Studios has made, because there certainly have been worse, I can't help but feel disappointed. It's fun that this feels like an Evil Dead movie and very Sam Raimi overall but does that necessarily mean it's good or that I like it? Not so much. I don't really like the fact that Wanda turns out to be the big bad in this…

  • The Namesake

    The Namesake

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    This is one that I've had on my mental watchlist for a while and now I finally got around to it after a few years. I think I originally read the short story of this in college though I don't really remember most of the details because they most likely come from the novel that was written as an expansion of the short story. Anyway, The Namesake does such a great job of telling us the story of both Ashoke…

  • Ocean's Eleven

    Ocean's Eleven

    This is probably one of if not the biggest heist films of the past 20 or so years and it's easy to see why. It has everything you want from a heist movie from the different erratic characters that all have certain importance to the job at hand as well as having the suspense and tricks that heist movies usually have. The problem with me having only seen this now means that I feel as if I have seen what…

  • The Joy Luck Club

    The Joy Luck Club

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    I watched this for Mother's Day and I couldn't have picked something more appropriate for the day as this film covers all aspects of the relationship a child can have with their mother. I'm not sure what I expected going into this but I definitely expected something a bit more light-hearted than this film was. However, the most interesting thing about this film is how it's not afraid to get dark and truly shows the struggles each of these women…

  • I'm No Longer Here

    I'm No Longer Here

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    An interesting introspective into the culture that cultivates around cumbia, especially in Monterrey, Mexico where Ulises is from. While I did enjoy this film it feels much more like a movie about dance and culture instead of really focusing too hard on the narrative of Ulises's trials and tribulations in Mexico as well as the US. While I haven't looked into anything about this film it feels as if it takes a page out of the books of Italian neorealism…

  • Moon Knight

    Moon Knight

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    At first, I didn't find the mystery very compelling as Steven Grant tries to figure out what's going on with himself because I already knew of him having DID. I was just eager to see him do more in the Moon Knight suit and once it moved on to be more about Marc Spector I was more interested. Oscar Isaac obviously killed it as either character and once we got to the end of episode 4 and episode 5, those…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

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    I finally got my group of friends together to go see and we all genuinely had a blast. Though the last The Daniels film was good this one blows Swiss Army Man out of the water Paul Dano jet skis on using Daniel Radcliffe's body. Everything that is done in this is so well executed from the fight choreography to the comedy to the dramatic moments as well as the cinematography of it all. Not only is this film such…

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is undoubtedly one of the best Wuxia films of all time. Every member of the crew brought their all into this. This film shows why Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, and Zhang Ziyi are such huge stars in Asian cinema as well as international films. In the past year or so I've found myself falling in love with the films Ang Lee as I continue to watch more and more of them and while he has had…

  • A Man Escaped

    A Man Escaped

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    A Man Escaped is one of the earliest entries in the prison escape type of films and still remains one of the best. Bresson knows what he's doing as he unravels the story of how Fontaine plans to get out of capture even if it takes him months to be able to do so. Throughout the film, there's a lot of tension and anxiety that you feel as the viewer as you watch Fontaine work on every meticulous step he…

  • X-Men: The Last Stand

    X-Men: The Last Stand

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    I honestly don't even know what to say about this one. I mean I'm sure society as a whole has agreed this is by far the worst of the trilogy and maybe even the worst of the X-Men franchise though X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), and Dark Phoenix (2019) all give this a run for its money as the worst X-Men movie. I don't know, I don't want to waste too much time on this review so I'll…

  • The Evil Dead

    The Evil Dead

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    At first, I didn't think this film was going to work for me. It just seemed like a low-budget movie with terrible 70s/80s teen acting that seemed overdramatic for no reason. That's before it gets down into the actual horror though, of course. Once we get into the actual horror parts of this film then that's when it really gets going. There's a certain part of this movie where it really solidified to me that this was a great horror…