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  • The Dark Knight
  • Interstellar
  • Barry Lyndon
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  • The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★

  • 99 Homes

    ★★★

  • The Godfather

    ★★★★★

  • The Devil's Own

    ★★

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  • The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★

    This is beast of a movie and, in contrast to its predecessor, feels every bit the 3 hour 20 minute run time. Admittedly, I fought to stay awake throughout this film, it felt like a marathon. Watched with Kyler and Ted on a Monday and I didn’t like this installment nearly as much as the Original Godfather film. Aesthetically, this movie is fantastic, but the pacing, message, storyline and organization just felt chaotic and off at times. 

    Primarily, it’s important…

  • 99 Homes

    99 Homes

    ★★★

    Watched this on a relaxed Sunday evening in Charlotte with Kyler. This is certainly an impactful and emotional story but it felt like it was perhaps missing its artistic stamp. Kind of a ho-hum film without a cinematic identity and some characters that were guilty of overreacting at times. Movie came out in 2014 and was a drama of the US/Floridian housing market circa 2010. The film attempted to kinda capture the emotions and circumstances surrounding people losing their homes…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    My desert. My Arrakis. My Dune. I have a confession @Matt Santola, I lied to you and watched this on HBO last week. Then I went and saw it in IMAX again last night, and I am so damn glad I did. It was just an incredible and immersive bodily experience. I need to make a list of movies that are MUST SEE in IMAX, and this one might top the list. Everything is a spectacle and the scale that…

  • Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    ★★★★½

    Psychologically impactful, thought provoking and generally well acted. Watched Donnie Darko with my buddy Carson this passed week in Raleigh. I think he’d claim this film to be one of his favorite movies. I get the appeal, it’s a fresh feeling story, albeit with a slightly convoluted plot, but an early Jake Gyllenhaal performance that was an initial glimpse at his talent. Wow does Jake look like a baby in this movie!  

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