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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★

    Honestly, I don’t get the hype. It builds decent atmosphere but does so for way, way too long. The first 50 minutes is literally a series of the same events. Laurie walks over here and sees Michael standing there. Then he disappears and she walks over there, only to see him again. 

    This is all happening while the doctor and police chief give a tour de force of incompetence. Michael spends his entire day driving slowly through the exact area…

  • Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider

    ★★★★

    I went into this movie not super ecstatic but ready for a decently enjoyable ride. I was surprised that it was much more. While there's nothing mind blowing about the film, there's much of it that went above and beyond what's expected of the genre.

    To start things off, Uthaug ensured this is the most well directed video game adaptation out there. His direction of the action sequences is genuinely great. Actions carry an extreme sense of weight and momentum.…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    I won't waste time writing a long review, as the quality of this film could be summed up by the following: Every aspect of Whiplash, acting, directing, editing, pacing, cinematography, script, etc. is as good as it possibly could have been. This movie is a masterpiece.

  • Free Fire

    Free Fire

    ★★

    Have you ever walked into a movie so positive there's no way it could disappoint you because of how awesome the trailers were? I have. Twice. First with last year's Suicide Squad and now unfortunately this year with Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, a movie that has no idea what it's trying to do.

    The film begins promisingly enough with a 70's retro style opening credits. However, once the dialogue gets going, the film begins to falter. The films biggest issue…