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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

    This was a surprise. I went into this film with little to no expectations—aside from passively seeing some positive critical feedback. I went into it not knowing anything about the plot and fairly sure I never watched a trailer, either.

    I enjoyed this and would watch additional installments.

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    ★★★★

    Incredible score. Truly remarkable and inspiring camerawork. I'll be in awe of some of the shadow work for some time.

    The story had me until half way through and then it left me underwhelmed.

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  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    Just watched this on the big screen (TCM Big Screen Classics) for the first time, maybe fourth time seeing it to date. Everything about it oozes perfection. The characters, family dynamic (oppressive patriarch/mafia), and dialogue are a time capsule of the time period. The family dysfunction (power struggles and psychology), depiction of self preservation and notions of integrity are timeless.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★

    Enjoyable but didn't live up to my expectations. The story and its characters never quite felt comfortable. I'm hoping the second installment is better - there is so much promise here.