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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★½

    I didn't really think that an original, unique war movie could be made anymore. We've seen SO many, and a large number have attained masterpiece status. Heck, my favorite film of all time is THE THIN RED LINE.

    But Nolan accomplishes something great here - simultaneously understated and in-your-face, DUNKIRK is an experience more than anything else. It's incredibly immersive and manages to convey the hellish reality of war without gruesome images of carnage.

    This is so different than anything Nolan has done before, and yet it bears his signature prominently. It really needs to be seen on the big screen - don't miss out.

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★

    The scariest sex ed film of all time.

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  • The Fall

    The Fall

    ★★★★

    Brilliant and moving third act. For the first two, I cared far more about the real-life happenings than the often silly (and at times bizarre) fairy tale backdrop, but the third act combined them powerfully.

    One of the most sincere child performances I have ever seen. The interactions between Alexandria and Roy felt real; the way they played off each other was genuine.

    I found the violence to be unnecessarily gratuitous at times, and the fairy tale sequences went from…

  • The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin

    ★★★★

    Pure fun on every level. The Adventures of Tintin provides Spielberg the opportunity to showcase endless creativity, and you can tell he enjoys himself in doing so. The cast is superb, and the visuals are monumental. The staging of the action is finessed and immersive.

    This isn't a weighty film, with deep or important musings on life. But neither can it be defined as silly or childish. It's a rare piece of cinema that takes you on a fast-paced, intriguing,…