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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★★

    Actual perfection on rewatch. Wish the soundtrack had moments of jazz and hope like the original, but other than that, there's not a single thing this movie does wrong. Bravo everyone involved. Modern day masterpiece. Cinematic perfection.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★½

    This feels like a lot of wasted potential. Undeniably entertaining and well-made, but still. I can't help but feel Rian chose to squander so much long-term potential for short-term blockbuster entertainment.

    Luke becoming a shame-filled hermit who almost murdered a (relative) innocent is the single glimpse of dark genius. But Snoke becomes cannon fodder. Rey's parents are just drunkards and she's still essentially immortal Wonder Woman. Leia defies the laws of nature and survives freezing in outer space, somehow. Ren…

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  • Battle Royale

    Battle Royale

    ★★★★½

    To mention or attempt to compare this film to the Hunger Games would be doing a huge disservice to it. One film is pre-occupied with turning the concept of child murder into entertainment: Into building a sci-fi world around that concept, developing a straight-forward commentary about gladiatorial reality television, making it clear who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are within 5 minutes of the story starting, then throwing in the melodramatic love story here or there. The other film…

  • Airplane!

    Airplane!

    ★★★★★

    No wonder this movie is always listed as one of the funniest ever made. It's completely random, it's stupid, it's irrelevant, it's got no character development whatsoever, and it's absolutely hilarious every step of the way.

    You really can't keep up with the jokes in Airplane. There's one every 20 seconds and every one is ridiculously funny. They're all really inventive and unique and you'll be saying to yourself "..the Hell?" half of the time with their irrelevance as you…