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  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★

    I was underwhelmed. Well, maybe just whelmed. It could partially be because I couldn’t stop myself from comparing it to the first, which is way better.

    One of my biggest issues was with the dialogue. So much of it was over explained. It really needed to work at trimming the fat of extra sentences and the continuation of sentences. It felt lazy and nearly insulting. Pixar is usually great at making layers for kids and adults but so much of…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

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

    Very similar thematically to Solaris. I definitely felt like it drew inspiration from that. The ideas of what is humanity, what is consciousness, and what is real fit the art of cinema so well and this story executed it nearly flawlessly.

    Visually superb. Camera movements and framing held my eye the entire time. Nothing was out of place in any shot.

    The writing was fantastic. I cannot get over how good this dialogue was. It was real and authentic without…

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  • Solaris

    Solaris

    ★★★★★

    I have been waiting to tackle this film because of how daunting it seems. It is in a language I don’t speak, it was nearly 3 hours, and it is from the early ‘70s. All a perfect mix to feel nearly unapproachable. And even halfway through it still felt incredibly daunting. 

    It is very slowly paced. Through the first 45 minutes there are many scenes that seem to go on and on and almost appear pointlessly continuous. There is a…

  • Dead Poets Society

    Dead Poets Society

    ★★★★★

    I loved everything about this. It impacted me and helped me see things in different ways which is always difficult for a film to do.

    Super slight nitpick, some character moments seemed rushed and forced for plot convenience.