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  • Three Identical Strangers

    Three Identical Strangers

    ★★★½

    This movie is a strange case where the first act is by far the best part. This film starts strong and keeps you invested fully for the first 30 minutes or so. The personalities of Bobby and David are lovable and engaging, and it’s one of those stranger-than-fiction tales that’s so uplifting and fun that you can’t help but smile at. This was my reaction to the first thirty minutes: practically flawless. If the same level of quality had continued…

  • Our Man in Havana

    Our Man in Havana

    ★★★½

    A fun if inconsequential excursion into Havana in the 50’s. Alec Guinness is always great in this film, and the script by Graham Greene (based on his own name) definitely helps him in this regard. The cinematography is also great and there are few shots that definitely beautifully make use of black-and-white. I think the most interesting thing about the film is the tone, which changes pretty much for every character. You have the comic side characters (A rather bad…

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★

    The first (roughly) half of this film is great. It has smart writing that cleverly subverts expectations and has a great pace and great music. However, once Spider-Gwen showed up in the forest after escaping from Octavia, then the film takes a sharp nosedive in quality and unfortunately becomes a VERY formulaic plot to stop yet another giant laser and defeat the bad guy. I found this really really disappointing since the first part of this film was so unpredictable…

  • Long Day's Journey Into Night

    Long Day's Journey Into Night

    ★★★★

    The last hour or so of this movie is utter brilliance and makes up for the somewhat disjointed first part. The last shot is literally an hour long and it is supposed to depict a sort-of dream state. It is by far the most magical, successful version of a dream state I have ever seen in a movie ever, and it is one of my favorite sequences in a movie ever as well. The way the camera moves is fascinating…