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Favorite films

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Prestige
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Déjà Vu

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  • The Devil Wears Prada

    ★★★★½

  • The Big Year

    ★★★★

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★½

  • Sky High

    ★★★★

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★½

    Here are some complaints I’ve heard about Marvel movies:
    “They all have the same visual style”
    “They’re too afraid to really embrace the dark/weird story elements”
    “They don’t let the directors have enough creative control”
    “The plots are boring/predictable”
    “There’s no way to raise the stakes anymore since the Thanos arc”

    Without spoilers, let’s just say no one will be making these complaints about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

  • Sky High

    Sky High

    ★★★★

    This movie combines goofy charm with teen drama in a genuinely funny superhero spoof. I unironically enjoyed it a whole lot.

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  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    ★★★★

    My first rewatch since seeing it in the theater, and I would say I appreciate it more now than I did then. 

    Things I enjoyed just as much as the first time:
    -Eiffel 65 playing over the Marvel logo
    -Tony Stark having anxiety attacks
    -Tony going all MacGyver on some bad guys

    Things I enjoyed more than the first time:
    -Trevor
    -Tony somehow endearing himself to the audience by being a complete jerk to a kid
    -Tony having actual character development

  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★½

    “We’re into plan B. Still breathing? Now we gotta make the best of it, improvise, adapt to the environment. Darwin, shit happens, I Ching, whatever man, we gotta roll with it.”

    Such a great concept for a thriller, expertly executed by director Michael Mann. He really nails the sense of place - LA at night is basically the third lead character of the movie. 

    This is one of my favorite performances by Cruise. He’s channeling the same superhuman tenacity that…