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  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★★★

    Wait wait wait wait wait..... How is this even better than I remember it being? 

    A+

  • Casablanca

    Casablanca

    ★★★★★

    Wow. I’ve been watching a lot of great movies lately.

    CASABLANCA manages to be both subtly funny and subtly dramatic in every single scene. It seamlessly blends the two into a tale full of fully realized characters who have far more nuance than could ever be perceived on a first viewing. Humphrey Bogart is perfect in the lead role of Rick, who is far more than the cynical label that other characters give him. At first I was annoyed that…

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★★

    My jaw’s on the floor right now. John Krasinski has delivered a masterpiece. Everything about this movie is, I think, perfect. I love the world that this takes place in— it’s basically IT COMES AT NIGHT but with a tangible threat and visceral, emotional stakes. Every performance is subtle and adds to the emotional impact, but Emily Blunt especially.... wow.

    There’s also a really beautiful metaphor going on here that I don’t want to talk about specifically but it is…

  • The Passion of the Christ

    The Passion of the Christ

    ★★★★½

    God’s Plan