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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    “That’s L.A, they worship everything and value nothing.”

    The Good:
    Damien Chazelle exquisitely directs this; especially for a sophomore feature. The way he moves the camera and uses color is absolutely commendable. I could go on and on about La La Lands’ color scheme but I’m sure I couldn’t bring anything new to the table that hasn’t been mentioned before.

    The music is wonderfully written and performed save for some weak vocal performances. The two segments that bookend the film…

  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

    “The past is just a story we tell ourselves.”

    I almost don’t know where to begin, but I’ll do my best. 

    Her is a very special and different film. The way Her tackles ideas regarding relationships, loneliness, and what it means to be a human is beautiful. It shows that no matter how easy or how simple a relationship appears to be, that is never the case. Relationships take time and effort and comprise. Sometimes no matter how hard you…

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  • Amy

    Amy

    ★★★★

    “She said... if i could give it all back, just to walk down the street with no hassle ... I would.”

    The Good:
    Amy delivers an entirely fresh perspective on Whinehouse’s already phenomenal musical artistry. The way Amy presents her lyrics while simultaneously referencing what she is truly singing about is phenomenal. Being someone who throughly enjoys Amy Winehouse’s discography, I was so ecstatic to experience these deeper meanings in Frank & Back to Black.

    The amount of quality archival footage…

  • Hardcore Henry

    Hardcore Henry

    ★★★

    “Each year one hundred thousand baseball bats are sold in Russia, and at most 50 baseballs. Gives an idea for great Russian pastime.”

    The Good:
    The absolutely enthralling action segments and unique filming methods are the sole reason in my decision to watch Hardcore Henry.

    The frantic and seemly improvisational way that the action is presented makes it feel like every second counts. 

    Filming a quality action film on a GoPro must come with it’s difficulties, and Hardcore Henry pulled…

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  • Fargo

    Fargo

    ★★★★★

    “I don’t know, he was funny lookin’!”

    The Good:
    I absolutely adore every performance in Fargo. Macy is fantastic as a highly anxious & incredibly in over his head car salesmen. McDormand is wonderful as a calculated & brillant yet warm-hearted & wholesome police officer. I could go on and on explaining my love for each performance. 

    Coen’s direction is impeccable to say the least. There isn’t an imperfect shot in Fargo. The camera movement is very seamless & feels natural. I also love…

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★★

    “I don't know if there is anything wrong because I don't know how other people are.”

    The Good:
    PTA is so precise and flowing in his execution. Every scene, no scratch that, every frame is so precise and necessary. 

    Sandler is absolutely brilliant, I had no idea that Sandler had the capacity to be so subtle and engaging. 

    The score is one I know I won’t get out of my head for days. It’s so sweeping and emotional. 

    Sandler’s character…