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  • Paul

    Paul

    ★★★

    Surprisingly average and forgettable for a movie with so many talented people involved.

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★★

    This...was...underwhelming.

    As somebody who really enjoyed the first It, I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, this pales in comparison to the first as I’ve heard the second half the book does. Not as scary nor as compelling because the kid dynamic is just more interesting.

    This was also just way too long. I had reservations about a three hour It movie and boy was I right. The entire middle act is extremely repetitive and stretched so thin it…

  • Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers

    ★★★★

    Really great! This is one of the best depictions of WW2 I have ever seen. The amount of detail in creating each battle and landscape from the last world war is incredible. The cast contains a lot of familiar faces but it’s the two main characters portrayed by lesser known actors that stand out the most. It does become hard to keep track of the entire cast, which is full of dozens of similar looking people. But this 10 episode miniseries packs one hell of a punch in the end.

  • Jerry Maguire

    Jerry Maguire

    ★★★

    It’s hard to call a movie bad when it has at least half a dozen iconic Tom Cruise overacting moments

  • Risky Business

    Risky Business

    ★★★★

    Princeton can use a guy like Joel!

  • Take Me Out

    Take Me Out

    I’ve been following Fritz’s filmography for years and watching his growth as a filmmaker has been very interesting. His visual storytelling has improved greatly, he is able to convey a lot without dialogue and for a student filmmaker that is quite impressive. All the technical aspects of this film are commendable as well, I really enjoyed the blue/gray color palette which complemented the city landscape and emotions of the main character really well. The performances were also very good. Overall this is an impressive achievement, and I can’t wait to see where Fritz goes from here.

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★

    I am very mixed here. Tarantino's latest contains a lot of what you'd expect from the acclaimed filmmaker. The cast and music are excellent, there are a lot of shots of feet, and there is plenty of cursing and a dose of hyper violence at the end. What I didn't expect was how aimless this story was.

    There was very little stitching this narrative together, it comes across as a collection of unrelated scenes. Plotlines meet dead ends, most characters…

  • Point Break

    Point Break

    ★★★½

    I am an FBI agent!

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    Still processing this one. Ari Aster’s second film is impeccably directed and exceptionally well edited. All the performances are great, the production design is wonderful, and the sense of dread and disorientation is incredibly effective. Unfortunately this is way too long, pretty slow, and for some of its runtime aimless. I think this could’ve been this script was one draft away from a masterwork based on how good so many aspects of this film are. I liked it, this one…

  • The Place Beyond the Pines

    The Place Beyond the Pines

    ★★★½

    This is a really somber and quiet movie that never gives away where it’s going and constantly keeps you guessing. The performances from Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper are great as to expected. This is one of those interconnecting story films that either works or ends up a mess, and for the most part this is the former. I do think the main plot of the Cooper segment was a little pointless in the grand scheme of things and the ending leaves more to be desired. But that first hour with Gosling is pure excellence, giving off total Drive vibes. Cool movie, check it out.

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    ★★★½

    Another fun Marvel movie. I love the way this deals with the aftermath of Endgame but very much stands on its own as a Spider-Man sequel. Tom Holland is great as always and Jake Gyllenhaal is a welcome new addition. Mysterio was an interesting character but I liked what they did with him. The first half of this movie was honestly a bit underwhelming and full of bland CGI spectacle but once a little twist is revealed the whole thing becomes really engaging. And damn that post credits scene is one for the ages.

  • Toy Story 4

    Toy Story 4

    ★★★½

    Hey this was totally unnecessary but a lot of fun! The animation is beautiful and seeing these old characters again was wonderful. The new characters are all funny and memorable, and the ending is very heartwarming. Unfortunately, I don’t think this had enough dramatic tension like the first three. Plus it felt a little episodic rather than a necessary sequel to the almost flawless original trilogy. I hope they don’t keep making these.