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  • The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    The Wolf of Snow Hollow

    ★★★★

    "I’m wondering if you wouldn’t mind standing up to your full height for me."

    That was much better than I expected—then again I went in blind. Director, writer, and lead actor Jim Cummings is really carving out a little indie idiosyncratic name for himself with some quirky dramedies. I have yet to see Thunder Road, but I've only heard grand things for Cummings in front and behind the camera; his character here and from what I assume in his prior…

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★

    "So come on. Come with me. Let's run away from our daddies. Let's go and put our hands together and touch our vagines."

    While still filled with some risqué bits (Olympia Rally 😬) and journeys behind the known yet still absurd socio-political curtain, Borat 2 Subsequent Moviefilm does not reach the same grand heights of the hilarious original. I really enjoyed Borat's daughter Tutar more than I expected; I was concerned giving her more screentime and jokes would detract from…

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★

    The ~14min of deleted scenes are better directed and tonally set the Ron Howard's entire actual film. Not only can you actually see things, but you can tell that Lord & Miller more than likely directed the exact scenes that were cut out. It can also be seen how better Alden "cardboard" Ehrenrich was directed by the 21 Jump Street duo, as instead of trying to do the impossible in imitating Harrison Ford, he just try to simply be charismatic and…

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    ★★★

    Very much a glorified episode for the Clone Wars series—establishing some early elements to jump from—but still a fun hang out sesh with the Obi-Skywalker fam. I'm also always down to spend more time with Commander Cody and Captain Rex. If you're a complete Star Wars lore fan and already haven't at least gone through the animated series once, you're really missing out. I guess the same can be said for the massive scale of existing canon and non-canon literature for the series.

    PS: Directed by Dave Filoni—who directed the most recent Mandolorian episode—the animated expanded lore showrunner.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★

    "Tomorrow you'll know I wasn't kidding, and you'll think I was crazy. But I figured it this way: better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime!"

    Oh, I'm sorry. My apologies, that's from the wrong film. Here we go, I think it's this one:

    "All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets". …

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★★

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

    "A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later." - Stanley Kubrick

    This quote from one of the GOATs of cinema really came to mind while experiencing this soon to flop excellent poetic space odyssey. And I make it a point of importance to use the word "odyssey", not because of the obvious comparisons…