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  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    ★★★★★

    Fully expecting an average British style dramedy, entertaining enough for a flight. How wrong could I have been? An inspirational little film with fantastic performances from all. And one that's made me want to revisit India.

  • Midnight Run

    Midnight Run

    ★★★★★

    One of the best buddy cop films I have seen. Robert DeNiro in one of his best roles, in a film that's far better than I ever expected.

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★★★★

    Action adventure at its finest. A truly enjoyable film.

  • Gone in Sixty Seconds

    Gone in Sixty Seconds

    ★★★★½

    With some quotable lines like "A brother's love is a brother's love," and "It never raines but it pours," it's hard not to love this cheesy, silly, over the top action film.

  • Life

    Life

    ★★½

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

    Life is a lesser version of a combination of Alien and Gravity. It all started to really go wrong as soon as they gave the alien a name and a face. Why not let it be a malevolent alien being?

    Appreciated the pacing of the film—it skipped along to the end in a swift fashion. I think that's the best thing I can say about this film—the pacing was good. What a compliment.

  • A Cure for Wellness

    A Cure for Wellness

    ★★

    Some beautiful imagery in a film that made little to no sense.

  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    ★★★★★

    A fantastic swashbuckling epic film. The characters are all memorable. The set pieces are superbly crafted. Master and Commander is a hard film to not enjoy—the 2+ hours whizzed by!

  • Last Men in Aleppo

    Last Men in Aleppo

    ★★★½

    All the cliched words come to mind when thinking about Last Men in Aleppo—devastating, harrowing, depressing—the story of the White Helmets is uplifting and tragic.

  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    ★★★

    Okay, it's a big dumb action movie from a series that's got bigger and dumber as it's gone along. But at least you know what to expect from it, and just enjoy the ride. Better than the previous two in the series, Fate of the Furious is a ludicrously silly action film that I did in fact enjoy.

  • Hidden Figures

    Hidden Figures

    ★★★½

    Hidden Figures is a good film. It follows along the standard template you'd expect a film that's based on the true story of racial segregation, plotted along a familiar and predictable path. But the cast is excellent and the story engrossing. If anything it leaves you with really needing to accomplish something in your life.

  • Independence Day

    Independence Day

    ★★★★★

    What else do you watch on the 4th of July but Independence Day.

    21 years later and this film still holds up. It's a rare blockbuster filled with characters you genuinely care and set pieces that still entertain.

  • Gold

    Gold

    ★★

    Mediocre is the only word I can use to describe Gold. Nothing stands out. But at least it (sorta) held my attention for a couple of hours.