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  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★★

    Waves, directed by Trey Edward Shults, is a riptide disguised as a passing current. It pulls you along for what seems to be a fun ride until you realize you have no control, plunging you under with what little breath you have left in your lungs, adrenaline pumping and thoughts of survival racing. But somehow, the chaos passes and as you swim back to shore in calm waters, you start crying out of the realization of just how lucky you…

  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★½

    Brace yourself fer Neptune's wrath 'n drink t' yer heart's content 'cause ye shall know Th' Lighthouse 'n it shall ne'er relent. - Captain Robert Eggers of USS A24, circa 1890.

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Yeah, okay. My first rewatch since the theatre and I have to admit, I loved it more the second time! The fact that Rian Johnson caused such a storm from die-hard fans and shaking this universe to the core now makes me appreciate this movie all the more. TFA played it safe and had this film done the same, I would have actually been seriously disappointed. Now I can't wait for Christmas! I wonder what George and JJ's got cookin! 🤔🎁🎅🎄

  • Blade of the Immortal

    Blade of the Immortal

    ★★★

    It's got everything I ever wanted in a Samurai movie but because there was just so many elements and subplots, the film wanes in strength as things get a bit drawn out. Perhaps Miike would have done better to have split this movie into two parts. Overall still fun albeit the abrupt cuts and transitions but I'm willing to turn a blind eye since it feels like you're watching a live action Dynasty Warriors game.

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★½

    No wonder this is a cult classic! I can't believe I was able to experience The Thing in a cinematic setting.

    It's hard to imagine why this film was a flop during its time. The practical effects is downright impressive. I grimaced and squirmed audibly as the thing just terrorized. It's a film that wastes no time as it capitalized on the fear of the unknown.

  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★★★★

    THE most fun and grandiose superhero film of 2018! I got goosebumps multiple times! It had everything! And dare I say, it is probably the best rom-com (yes, you heard me) that I've seen in a while. I mean, have you ever had this Korean dish called 'Corn Cheese'? It's exactly as it sounds - its corny and cheesy but so damn good and that's exactly how I feel about this movie.

    Having read Geoff Johns' New 52 Aquaman, it…