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  • The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man

    ★★★★★

    Soul-piercingly beautiful

  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★★½

    "Song to Song" is a film that asks the age old question of how to find true happiness in life; it's also bold enough to answer it.

    The film may at first glance seem tedious at this point in Malick's career; since "The Tree of Life" or arguably since "The New World" there has been little variation in his work, which many dislike especially since his filmography before that was both evolving and spread out (about as spread out as…

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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…