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  • Troll Hunter

    Troll Hunter

    ★★★½

    A creative and unique Norwegian found footage film with authentically amateur performances and camera work. A lot of thought and detail went into the lore of trolls and how that would play out in the real world, which is fascinating to hear revealed. While the world at large doesn't know the trolls exist, and the government is quick to provide alternate explanations for the evidence of their existence, a tracker is able to help the central group of student documentarians…

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    ★★★★

    Voted the greatest British film of all time by the British Film Institute in 1999, the Third Man is a film-noir like no other. It starts out as a merely an intriguing murder mystery where a writer named Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) has arrived in Vienna at the invitation of his childhood friend Harry Lime only to find out he has died, but it becomes something else entirely as the story, written by Graham Greene, develops.

    With the genre already…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    After a few previous at-home viewings, I finally got to see it in IMAX, which proved to me that this film was made to be seen on the biggest screen and biggest sound system possible. It was a stunning, joyous, transportive, visceral experience, as affecting to the ear as to the eye. It's hard to believe Kubrick made this 50 years ago. the genius of its filmmaking is decades ahead of its time and forever changed the medium.

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★★

    Believe the hype, folks. A Quiet Place is one of the best acted, smartest written, remarkably family affirming, heart-wrenching, heart-stoppingly intense experiences you'll have at the movies. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt knocked this one out of the park.

    The strong family dynamics, precise and elaborate tension building, and intense emotional cost make John Krasinski's directorial effort much more than just another scary movie with cheap thrills. He makes us care deeply for every member of this family and their…