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  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★½

    I'm leaving for the shore soon, so I thought it would be a good time to finally see Jaws, and I was not disappointed. I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to fully enjoy Jaws because I was already familiar with so much of it from its popularity in media and parodies from movies and TV, but my anticipation of what I knew was coming just added to the experience. It's a classic any way you look…

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

    As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to watch GoodFellas and I feel like an idiot for waiting this long. GoodFellas is known for a lot of things: the improv performances (Joe Pesci), the narration, those Steadicam and vertigo effect shots, for being a staple of the mob genre, and for those dumb collars that every 60's gangster wore for some reason. But the real meat and quality of GoodFellas lies in the portrayal of the gangsters.…

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  • Grosse Pointe Blank

    Grosse Pointe Blank

    ★★★★

    Grosse Pointe Blank is everything I wanted and more from a 90’s rom-com. It’s all around a really fun movie with a stellar soundtrack that you can tell half the budget went towards getting the rights to. At times I felt like the movie didn’t have anything to say but after scenes like John Cusack meeting the baby at the high school reunion I was brought back into the story.

     Maybe I’m looking to closely for something that’s not there…

  • First Cow

    First Cow

    ★★★★

    Literally crying over spilled milk.

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  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★

    From the genius opening montage to the final play, Rushmore is a very fun movie but still doesn’t shy away from mature conversations. I really didn’t expect it to be as funny as it was but Bill Murray’s deadpan expression works wonders. At the same time the humor was perfectly balanced with the central drama driving the story. One of my favorite touches was how Max Fischer was able to channel his pain into his plays just like how Wes…

  • It Chapter Two

    It Chapter Two

    ★★½

    I have very mixed opinions on It Chapter 2. This is a movie that really shouldn’t work: there is no real plot, it’s a clone of the first one, and for a horror movie, it’s not scary at all. My biggest complaint is that half of It Chapter 2 could be cut out and the audience wouldn’t miss anything. The “plot” is just a group of people split up and get scared by a clown until they join up and…