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  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    After the barrage of kids movie trailers before the film, it set in very potently that I was not the target audience for this film. Admittedly, my motive to see it was morbid curiosity considering the whole redesign controversy. Even if they kept the old design, it would have been the least of the film's problems.
    They use a "fish out of water" gimmick that's been so done to death. It generated such little excitement and enthusiasm about this iconic…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

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

    This is complete mastery of tone and atmosphere. The isolation, the quiet awkward tone throughout the film. It's so unsettling. Even before the madness sets in, no one communicates in a realistic way. The job interview for example is so creepily proper and formal, like everyone has this thin veil of sanity masking their true selves.
    It never over explains whats happening which makes a lot of scenes unsettling for their ambiguity. None of the characters really have an understanding…

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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    What's really incredible about seeing a Tarantino movie on the big screen is that he can strongly communicate exactly why he loves cinema to the audience. You're transported immediately when the vintage titles roll with The Green Leaves of Summer blaring on the soundtrack. You feel the joy, the prestige, the excitement that he must feel when he watches movies. His passion exudes through every frame, every detail. Watching his films in this format always makes me respect his work…

  • Batman Forever

    Batman Forever

    It's hard to describe my relationship with this movie. Its to the point now where me and my best friend are just freeze framing every shot searching for things we haven't noticed before. Speaking of which, did you know Batman made it to the cover of "Persons" magazine?
    The production design is just outstanding in this. Barbara Ling did a great job decorating the villain quarters and designing a memorable neon-art deco Gotham City. During our freeze frame analysis we…