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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★★★

    The Safdie Brothers and Adam Sandler are an absolute force to be reckoned with. Uncut Gems is hysterical, nerve wracking and overall it’s quite the thrill ride. 

    As a basketball fan I was really into KG’s role in the story and all of his scenes with Sandler are fantastic. There are a couple of parts in the film that are a little more tame, but they are few and far in between.

    Everything builds up to the climax, and my…

  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    Every time I watch a QT film I always get the feeling that I’m watching something different. It’s the same feeling every single time: I’m not watching an ordinary film. Sure, there are unique characters with witty dialogue just like in other great films, but there’s that extra something with a Tarantino film and I always come to the same conclusion: there aren’t any other storytellers quite like QT in our time, or maybe ever. 

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    I gave most of my thoughts on Interstellar in my previous review, where I also mentioned how I hoped to catch it in IMAX in the near future. It’s been a little over a year but I was finally able to do so at the Smithsonian in DC, and I was not disappointed. 

    Every scene is amplified and even more beautiful and the score just hits differently. I was sitting next to someone who seemed to be watching for the first…

  • The Martian

    The Martian

    ★★★★

    This was a surprisingly fun film with a stellar cast that brought their A game with what they were given; Matt Damon looked like he was having a blast with his character. Mars looks incredible, as did all of the equipment. I definitely have an interest in reading the book because I felt like there was a lot of detail that had to be glossed over in order to keep the runtime where it was (the initial farming scene comes…

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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★★

    Truly a stunning film and another cinematic masterpiece from Damien Chazelle making him 3/3 to start off a brilliant directing career. 

    The hype is absolutely real for First Man, there are so many elements that come together to make the movie what it is: Shaky cams inside the spacecrafts kept me tense during each test run and mission, the cinematography and sound production were both mesmerizing, and the score continued to get stronger until the third act when it reached…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

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

    Jeremy Renner going “holy fuck” before the first interaction between humans and heptapods is me after watching Arrival for the first time. 
    The screenplay, with writing from Eric Heisserer based on the novella “Story of Your Life,” was incredibly well-done. 
    Denis Villeneuve continues to impress me with his ability to tell a story thru marvelous directing. While the movie starts off fairly slow, I was amazed at how immersed into the story I became as the movie progressed. Even with a…