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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

    It's been so long, I forgot Peter struggling with his double life started with this, not Homecoming. In all honesty, despite some of its flaws, I feel it captures that feeling more. Tobey Maguire's performance hasn't aged the best in some spots, but he gives off this early Lee/Ditko vibe when Peter came off more moodier. I've even come to accept him not joking around as much. Sam Raimi does have a point that all that quipping can kill the…

  • Burning

    Burning

    ★★★★½

    This man sure loves his ambiguity. Even after an over 2 hour length, I have SO MANY questions!! It being less straight-forward than most of his other work (which is saying something), there's a lot to unpack here. Our lead is searching for a purpose throughout, just as much as we are.

    I don't recognise as many people this time around (one of them being from a movie I wasn't able to finish), but they were all more than adequate. Special mention going to Jeon Jong-seo, since this was her acting debut! What a way to freaking start.

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  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    ★★★★★

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

    I pretty much got nothing but praise for this movie!!! In Sidney Lumet's directional debut, a jury of 12 men have to make the decision whether the defendant is guilty or not. They all decide to immediately declare him guilty, with the sole exception of Juror 8 (played fantastically by Henry Fonda), who feels they should take the time to discuss the case further.

    What follows are some of the best scenes I've watched in a film!! One by one,…

  • Taxi Driver

    Taxi Driver

    ★★★★★

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

    Now this was definitely something!!! While I'm not a big Scorsese fan, I do usually like his style. The way he builds his characters (even if I can't stand them, like Henry Hill. There's also Jordan Belfort, but that's different), the world that they live in (which is usually pretty dark. However, that's kind of like real life unfortunately), and the fact that they are usually grounded in reality.

    Robert De Niro is Travis Bickle, a lonely cab driver who…