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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    just absolutely unreal. a relentless, visceral and powerful cinematic experience like no other. i dunno if it's Nolan's best, but it feels like everything he's made so far has led to this - Inception's time-bending, Interstellar's existentialism, The Prestige's deconstructionism and TDK trilogy's heroism all come together to create a truly magnificent picture. i know it's cool to hate on Nolan but he is honestly so at the top of his game and this just further proves him one of the best directors in the world right now.

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★

    i despised Dawn so naturally i think this is a big improvement, mainly because a: it doesn't look like shit this time around (i remember reading that Reeves had wanted to shoot Dawn in 2:35.1 but couldn't due to issues with 3D, and that desire really shows here when he delivers a visually beautiful film that doesn't look like it was made for late night TV reruns) and b: Reeves finally has enough confidence in his ape characters that he…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    Oh, how I love thee Nolan. This is one of those movies that I feel like is difficult to review, for multiple reasons. One, because I really don’t want to give away too much, and two, because it’s one of those extremely rare films where it’s difficult to use words to tell you how good it is. Somehow, Nolan has managed to exceed my expectations for Interstellar, even with it being one of my most anticipated movies of the year.…

  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★½

    Birdman is self indulgent, self important, and pretentious to the point where it thinks it's the greatest movie ever made. Iñárritu essentially paints himself as the ultra-hipster, who hates what cinema has become and thinks people like himself are here to save it. His themes are heavy handed to the extent where I'm not sure if he even knows the definition of subtle. He puts his own opinions and societal views on such a high pedestal and crams them down…