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  • Aloha

    Aloha

    ★★

    Bizarre levels of meta with how the one Crowe film I would call a literal fiasco is the one that invokes that actual word multiple times as a kind of badge of honor. Aloha is no Elizabethtown, though it basically comes down to Bradley Cooper being a more natural actor than Orlando Bloom. And while the feeling of watching Elizabethtown is being suffocated by the quirk of a wacky estranged family, Aloha feels more open and the actors more down-to-earth…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★½

    I had to gasp with laughter at moments, more than any comedy in recent memory. Not that anything was humorous but tension had to break somewhere and it did through laughter. I was a pig in shit watching this. Fassbender is officially Ridley's muse.

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  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★★

    A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…

  • True Grit

    True Grit

    ★★★★★

    "Time just gets away from us."

    Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…