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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    Finally, we get to see Henry Cavill's fabled mustache in all of its glory! Worth the price of admission right there, lol. The movie got me twice, good tricks, movie. Some nice surprises and callbacks, an overall deepening of the mythology of the movies. Cruise got to do a little more "acting" in this one; instead of the normal 88% of a MI movie being Tom Cruise running, Fallout is only about 45% Tome Cruise running. And what running! The…

  • Brad's Status

    Brad's Status

    ★★★

    Solid little movie on reflecting on life's regrets and the paths not chosen. Being a bit older now, it speaks to me a little bit more than perhaps it would in the past. I can see people being annoyed with the complaining from Stiller's character when he clearly has it better than lots of people; the movie is aware of this, at least, and it feels more authentically human for it. Heck, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Sofia Vergara probably complain about some stuff in their lives, lol.

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  • Autumn Sonata

    Autumn Sonata

    ★★★★★

    A great, great film. Meryl Streep in Sophie's Choice is my pick for the best all-time performance by an actress, but I think now Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann in Autumn Sonata are my picks for the 2nd and 3rd best. Their performances are astounding. The Bergman films I've seen so far all pretty much have great female performances, but in Autumn Sonata (Ingrid) Bergman and Ullmann bring a level of talent and emotional realism to the performances that just…

  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    ★★★

    A lesser effort from what I thought was his groundbreaking Sin City, the almost 10 years in between dulls Sin City 2's possible impact. Doesn't contain the better material of the original. Also not as visually interesting, though some shots still were able to stand out. Rodriguez doesn't use color as well as in the original. Bruce Willis' presence in the movie is a mistake, I think; it just feels too tacked on and doesn't match the tone of the…