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  • El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

    ★★★½

    El Camino is clean and simple, on the heels of the frenzy that ended the Breaking Bad series. For me, this was good, not great. The two biggest highlights are Aaron Paul in the lead role and the cinematography with every shot, beginning to end. Though it doesn't and really couldn't live up to Gilligan's series masterpiece, he still writes and directs a fine film, even if it's one I personally didn't need. El Camino makes for a solid epilogue, essentially for the heart of Breaking Bad: Jesse Pinkman.

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★

    I have surprisingly so many thoughts after a rewatch. I so want to love everything about this "epic of epics," but similarly to Dr. Zhivago, this just doesn't do it for me.
    It's no question that the cinematography, production design, (repetitive) score, and David Lean's ambitious direction is simply stunning and on a wide scale. What isn't so stunning is an inefficient screenplay and subpar performances.
    Personally, the most believable and fine performance given is by Claude Rains, who plays…

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  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★

    I need to rewatch Life of Pi to get some good Ang Lee. Sadly for Lee, the script is completely miserable. The acting is just about as bad, aside from Smith who is mostly believable. I didn't see it how it was intended (60 or 120 f/s), but I think if you want to see it how it was truly intended, from the $3 DVD bin I think would be more apropos.

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    ★★★★

    Didn't catch this great, cringe-worthy film from last year in the style of artistic realism, but better late than never! Both Gen Z actress Elsie Fisher and Millennial director Bo Burnham without a doubt have promising futures if they somehow continue to create superb work, as here with Eighth Grade. Along with an electronic soundtrack that greatly benefits and amplifies the story, Burnham captures the essence of middle school, where we never quite know what's going to happen to young…