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  • Creed II

    Creed II

    ★★★½

    When a sequel doesn’t hit on the same level as its predecessor and feels underwhelming, but does deliver a decent addition to the franchise featuring strong performances, interesting characters, and antagonists with depth that invoke empathy from the audience.

    Hear my full thoughts on this film in episode 53 of the Red 7 Movie Cast podcast. Listen and subscribe here: www.redsevencast.com/2018/12/11/53-creed-ii/

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★

    When on the surface, a film appears to explore sexual desire and fantasy, but after digging a bit deeper you start to see how Kubrick was instead commenting on power, wealth, social class, and how each of us fall somewhere within this structure. 

    I talk more about this film in episode 52 of the Red 7 Movie Cast podcast. Subscribe and listen here: www.redsevencast.com/2018/12/04/episode-52-eyes-wide-shut-reflecting-on-year-one-of-red-7/

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★½

    When a film has so much going on that it could have benefited from a little more focus, but Afleck's grumpy rendition of Batman coupled with awesome cinematography and exciting action set pieces make it a worthwhile ride.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★★

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

    When you still get choked up, even after the fourth viewing, when Rey force pulls the lightsaber into her hand and the Skywalker theme kicks in.