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  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★½

    Kubrick on the big screen - a religious experience.

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Dunkirk is a monumental achievement in filmmaking. Christopher Nolan's 10th directorial effort isn't just a film --  it's an experience. It's the most raw and unrelentingly real look at war ever put on screen. The story is one of survival, and nothing else -- there are no cheap gimmicks to pander to your emotions. Dunkirk is simply the brutality of war and the will to survive, plain and simple, and you're immersed in it for the entire run-time. If he…

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  • Okja

    Okja

    ★★★★

    Okja is a really good film that provides a great and powerful statement on the cruelty of big food corps and labs, from their treatment of the animals to their experiments. There are parts throughout, especially towards the end, that are tough to watch as the movie displays these horrors, but it's a necessary part of the story and the point it's making. It's a thought provoking and moving film. The story is really well written and the direction is…

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★½

    War for the Planet of the Apes is a profound work of art. Matt Reeves has pulled of the almost impossible feat of following up a great film with a masterpiece. His direction and execution of his vision is absolutely phenomenal. The tidal wave of praise for the film's storytelling is incredibly well deserved. The emotional complexity that's at the heart of the film is astounding, not just for a summer blockbuster, but for any film from any genre. War…