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  • Come Sunday

    Come Sunday

    ★★★★

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

    Separating my movie critiques from my theology concerns, this movie is quite good. It could have used some additional build-up to Carlton's abrupt change in doctrine, particularly as it handles his reaction to the Rwanda genocide. That said, every moment of separation with his community afterwards felt like a genuine ripping apart of a fellowship with real consequences. And despite multiple scenes of literal preaching on stage, I never felt like I was being preached at. That was important. I…

  • Rampage

    Rampage

    ★★★

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

    I was thinking a high 2.5, but I consider this as pretty much proof that Dwayne Johnson can do no wrong so I’ve got to give it a three which is “not bad“ in my book. 

    There was enough of a plot to hold it together, so I’m pretty sure hey careful dissection of the first act would uncover two or three plot holes specifically with the genetic testing and with Dr. Kate. But, no one bought tickets to this…

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    ★★★★½

    This film lived completely within an existing pop culture and fed off the popularity of very specific films, characters, and events in film and gaming history... Yet it felt entirely authentic! Steven Spielberg has already cemented himself as the pinnacle director of a generation of older millennials and younger Gen Xers. With Ready Player One, he has now created a film that Gen Z will be looking back at in 20 years and remembering the feeling of first watching it.…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    I was so completely mesmerized by this movie that I didn't even realize I had finished my popcorn until my hand reach for the bottom of the bag. Villenueve creates such intrigue with every aspect of this movie; the reveal, the language barrier breaking, the twist, the political and international disagreements, etc. Amy Adams most definitely deserves an Oscar nod for this performance.

    The most clear theme is that of the importance of language, but the thing which impressed me…