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  • The Santa Clause 2

    The Santa Clause 2

    ★★★★★

    An insane, absurd, out-of-this-world holiday masterpiece laugh riot. Is this only because I was watching with friends and couldn’t hear every other line because people were making jokes? Maybe, but I don’t care. It is what it is.

  • Martin Luther

    Martin Luther

    ★★★★★

    Taken aback by the beauty of this -- a precursor to Rossellini's history films in its dedication to ideas and the life of the mind. But here it's not simply a revolution of the mind but of the soul, too -- man is freed from the bondage of sin and law to live in the freedom that is Christian faith and love.

    Also -- is this a fluke or is Irving Pichel secretly one of Hollywood's greats?

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  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    ★★★★★

    Like... how does this even exist. 500 years from now Lucas' prequels are gonna be considered as standing side by side with the greatest works of art in human history lol.

  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★★★½

    There's so much here, but one moment where the weird gambit of this film affected me unexpectedly was when the camera first panned around (in its weird high FPS way) onto the face of young CGI Will Smith for the first full reveal -- there was such ineffable sadness in that face, and the fact that it looked passably real even though I knew it wasn't made it even sadder somehow. (*spoiler*) And when later in the film another reveal…