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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★½

    I'm pretty sure that I enjoyed The Winter Soldier even more than my last viewing, which was a long time ago. It's a tense thriller with a lot of twists and turns, and the action relies a lot more on stunts than on CGI. Chris Evans grows even more into the part of Captain America here. During my MCU rewatch, this has been my favorite to check in with so far.

    My full review: tomorrowsociety.com/captain-america-winter-soldier-mcu-rewatch/

  • Cinderella Man

    Cinderella Man

    ★★★★½

    Man, I love this movie. Certain scenes hit the nail on the head too much, and the cartoonish portrayal of Max Baer is way off the reality, but it all still works for me. It's such an uplifting story, and the boxing scenes really click. Great acting across the board too.

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  • Footlight Parade

    Footlight Parade

    ★★★★

    I expected the big musical numbers, but what I really enjoyed was the first hour. All the snappy dialogue matches some of the best screwball comedies. And what can I say about James Cagney! And Joan Blondell! I did not expect to like this so much.

    I just have to forget about "Shanghai Lil". That was unfortunate.

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★½

    It feels like a slight to call Skyfall one of the greatest Bond movies. It's something different, even than the other Craig films. Thomas Newman's score is incredible! The way it speeds up when Bond sprints through London works perfectly. This holds up VERY well.

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  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★½

    After watching Blackhat so recently, I was amazed to remember that Mann did even more impressive visual work here. L.A. is gorgeous in this film, and Mann gets amazing mileage out of just shooting Foxx and Cruise in a car. I also forgot about brief cameos from Jason Statham and Javier Bardem, who owns the screen as the man behind the curtain.

    www.ptsnob.com/2015/02/michael-mann-collateral.html

  • The Vast of Night

    The Vast of Night

    ★★★★

    There's a lot to like in this debut film, including great work from Sierra McCormick (especially one long take!) and a general sense of '50s paranoia. I loved the look of this sci-fi tale, which gives the idea that we're looking back at a bygone era.