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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    I bet most of us were were skeptical at best when it was announced they were making a sequel to “Blade Runner”. It felt like a worsening of the current industry trend of constantly relying on past properties instead of investing in original work. Back then I was convinced there was no way this could be good or that I would be seeing it. Then came the announcement that the director was none other than Denis Villeneuve. In recent times…

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    *NOTE: This review is for the Final Cut*

    What can be said for "Blade Runner" that hasn't been already repeated a thousand times. It has cemented itself as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, and even the ones that feel the film is overrated will concede how great the production design is and the vast influence it has had.

    With its stunning visuals and marvelous setting, "Blade Runner" has aged incredibly well. You can't help but…

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  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★★

    Taika Waititi hits another home run after last year's "What We Do in the Shadows". It is less laugh out loud than the mystical mockumentary, but it packs a much stronger emotional punch and overall shows just how comfortable Waititi is in finding levity in touchy subject matters. It is more comparable to his previous film "Boy" (which I very recently saw for the first time), but you can see how much Waititi is maturing in his direction and really…

  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★★★★

    I really did not expect to like this as much as I did. On paper this sounds like your run of the mill coming of age story, but it ends up being one of the best films of the year. The premise is incredibly simple but effective: In the middle of the 80's a teenager in Ireland starts a rock band to impress an older girl. With such a premise it could have been so easy to make a forgettable…