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  • Sid & Nancy

    Sid & Nancy

    ★★★½

    A sad portrait of sad lives. Sid & Nancy does a wonderful job of almost drowning one in the cynical punk world its characters not only inhabit, but wish to shape themselves. It's dark, but never unrealistic and so it feels all the more within reach as if around a corner somewhere, this exists.

    And it did exist, at the very least to a degree. Just to clarify, I know next to nothing about the Sex Pistols, Sid Vicious, or Nancy…

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★

    I thought I'd seen this before, but I think this was actually my first time watching this. Aliens is James Cameron's much acclaimed action follow up to Ridley Scott's classic horror film of the same, albeit de-pluralized, name. Frankly, while it's a solid movie, I don't see what a lot of the excitement is about. I had a difficult time getting into this one.

    However, I will admit up front, that it is difficult to view this one without viewing…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    One of the greatest action films I've ever seen. I am still in awe of the pulse pounding adrenaline that unapologetically makes up the entire film. There is literally almost no down time in this movie. Seriously, action every second. We start by seeing Max quickly have everything taken from him. After that...madness. The villains are insane. George Miller's world of Mad Max is so well fleshed out. It is imaginative, inventive and breathtaking. The incredible cinematography switches between a…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★½

    This is what Alien fans wanted Prometheus to be and I mean that in a great way. Alien: Covenant puts the franchise on track for some great future films, Scott's vision is felt in every scene, and it is wonderful, albeit horrific, for the poor unfortunate souls who exist within it.

    This is truly an Alien film that appropriately tethers itself to what ground work was laid in Prometheus. It's got Ridley Scott visual style all over it, as it…