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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★

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

    Pros:
    directing.
    Easily the most beautiful looking Star Wars film yet.
    Best fighting scenes yet
    The entire battle on the red beach was stunning. Absolutely stunning.
    Rey / Kylo's fight was just great. That last kill when Rey throws the saber at Kylo for him to kill the last one made me audibly cheer.
    All the humor works.

    Cons:

    Literally chop out the entire second act. It led to nothing substantial at all.
    Rose is a pointless character. She had…

  • Batman Returns

    Batman Returns

    ★★★★

    I was iffy on this but then a full legion of penguins with rockets attached to their backs won my heart.

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  • The Decalogue

    The Decalogue

    ★★★★★

    Kieslowski's magnum opus is a vast ten-hour-long epic that displays The Ten Commandments in a realistic light. I thought going into it that ala the film about "thou shall not steal" would simply be a film about not stealing... but this is Kieslowski we are talking about.

    Not only do these films go above and beyond what the source material entailed, it does so in a non-preachy way and also while being entirely relatable and understandable. These aren't ten tales…

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    ★★★

    Every filmmaker dreams of having a hype for their film ala Cloverfield. The experience leading up to it is unprecedented by any other film experience I’ve seen before or after. It seems like every movie trailer released in current day shows way too much and you already know what’s going to happen before you even buy your ticket. All it took was one beheaded Statue of Liberty in a untitled teaser trailer released before Transformers to send the movie industry…