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  • Jarhead

    Jarhead

    ★★★½

    I watched this solely because it was one of the few Gyllenhaal films that I haven't seen yet. If anyone still isn't convinced at how incredible of an actor this guy is then I'm not sure movies are for them.

    Jarhead was actually pretty good. It handles the heavy themes of war with a certain type of respect that I haven't seen in many films like this.

    What also surprised me was how great some of the cinematography was in this film. The desert can still be a beautiful place despite its war-ridden atmosphere.

    Sam Mendes is still a talented filmmaker.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    So I don't really have much to say about this film other than I knew that I was going to love it, and that ROGER DEAKINS BETTER WIN AN OSCAR OR I RIOT.

    I might even go so far as to say that it is better than the original. Denis Villeneuve, I have yet to be disappointed by you. Welcome to the all-time greats.

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

    My first though of Ex Machina was how much it reminded me of one of my all time favorite movies Her. Both Her and Ex Machina share similar themes. They deal with human interaction and love and have similar viewpoints of the world.

    Anyways, while not as masterful and touching as Her, Ex Machina still manages to tell an interesting and gripping story. I didn't expect it to be as strange and suspenseful as it was.

    Oscar Isaac is one…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Find yourself a movie, I don't care what it is, that moves you to the point of tears, that shakes your emotional core, a movie that you never tire of seeing despite how many times you've watched it.

    La La Land invigorates me. It breaks me. It inspires me, and it encourages me.

    Words cannot possible describe the emotions I experience watching the whole movie (but in particular the epilogue). The scene of them dancing against a backdrop of lights…