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  • The Hate U Give

    The Hate U Give

    ★★★½

    Amanda Stenberg in a (no pun intended) Star making role, Regina King and Russell Hornsby's acting in particular and some truly powerful scenes and set pieces regarding the horrors of this human rights/justice crisis in this country helps to make up for some plotting and details (ie the end of the climax, the whole role of the drug Kingpin played by Mackie) that take it down to after-school special town.

    It works on the levels it needs to, and the…

  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★★

    "Michael!"
    "........"

    Lots of thoughts on this one:

    Episode 121: HALLOWEEN (78) vs HALLOWEEN (18) by The Wages of Cinema
    soundcloud.com/wagesofcinema/episode-121-halloween-78-vs-halloween-18

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  • North by Northwest

    North by Northwest

    ★★★★★

    "So horribly sad. How is it I feel like laughing?"

    Seriously, it's a strange thing for me to give this 5 stars because it almost feels like a duty to do so because of its status as a classic thriller and for its set pieces... actually that's not really true, but I'll get to what I love about the movie in a moment.

    I think that Hitchcock here is doing (and try to follow me on this) what JJ Abrams…

  • Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    ★★★★

    Visually, an argument can be made for it being the best Marvel movie yet. The VFX artists (and make no mistake this is ART) should get the Oscars for the next 10 years. I have issues with certain parts of the story and supporting characters, but Strange is so compelling, and performed by Cumberbatch to maximum asshole-itude, that I had a great time at the movies. That's a pretty crappy review, so here's me talking with some friends more in depth about it.

    In brief, not the best, but it's top-tier Marvel stuff here and I hope to see it again.

    soundcloud.com/wagesofcinema/episode-66-marvels-doctor-strange