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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★

    Need to specify that I watched the directors cut shown on FX. I have never seen the theatrical version of this, so my only other exposure comes from reading about the directors cut. From what I have read a lot of the film is restructured to give the plot more coherency, and I don't know if this has caused a "loss" on other fronts but I feel that this film really lacks a lot of clarity and development among characters.…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    Easily the only great super hero movie to come out in over a decade - more comments to follow

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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

    Wow, it finally happened: A new Star Wars movie. I made sure to see it opening night so I'd have the least amount of external influences possible but even that was near impossible due to the extravagant amount of minor spoilers, leaks, and the grand reception it received at it's premier a couple nights ago. I'm not going to give it a final star rating until I see it a second time with my family, but here is my overall…

  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies

    ★★★★½

    "Bridge of Spies" is the first movie I've seen in a long time that makes me proud to be an American.

    The character of Tom Hanks is a familiar one both to himself and Hollywood: the morally stiff good man in a world where it is hard for anyone to care about doing the right thing all the way and all the time. This, however, works to the thematic advantage of the film as opposed to a cheap empathetic technique…