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  • Hacksaw Ridge

    Hacksaw Ridge

    ★★★★½

    These are some thoughts on the film defending it's strong and impactful spiritual thematic core:

    Hacksaw Ridge is a divisive film that will have people feeling mostly one of two ways: exceptionally moved or put off by it's heavy handedness because they feel like the rest of the filmmaking isn't strong enough to warrant it. I believe that the film very clearly and strongly emotes it's central themes in a way that I believe grossly overshadow it's possible artistic or…

  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man

    ★★★★★

    Soul-piercingly beautiful

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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…