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  • American Assassin

    American Assassin

    ★★★

    It's not a horrible movie. Michael Keaton is entertaining, Dylan O'Brien may not be my first choice for action protagonist, but he's certainly not my last. The action itself is pretty well choreographed and directed. However, this film never gets out of the "average popcorn action movie" range, and I don't think it ever wanted to. This is a movie that knows what it is, and I can respect that.


    My ranking of the films of 2017

  • The Godfather: Part II

    The Godfather: Part II

    ★★★★★

    What an amazing film. Easily one of the best sequels ever made. Al Pacino is amazing as Michael. Robert De Niro is amazing. The entire cast is amazing. Coppola directs a film so epic and powerful and iconic and memorable and so many other adjectives. The script, written by Coppola and Mario Puzo, is literally perfect. The score is astounding. Everything about this movie is glorious. It, along with its predecessor, have become two of my favorite films of all time.


    The Holy Grail (my favorite films)

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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

    I just spent seven-and-a-half hours watching three films in a theatre. The first two films were already proven greats to me. Rise was a great film, and Dawn happened to be my sixth favorite film of all time, so to say I had high expectations would be the understatement of the century. Walking out of the film, I was absolutely floored. This film is a masterpiece. This is as good as cinema gets. First of all, the camerawork was masterful,…

  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★★★★

    The Godfather is one of those films that everyone, cinephile or no, will see/imitate. It's like Star Wars in terms of cultural significance. I grew up on Star Wars and its various incarnations, never really having a chance to fully appreciate it until I had aged a bit. 

    Somehow, I had managed to avoid The Godfather throughout my childhood and adolescence. I wanted to wait for the right time to finally watch a film that many believe to be the…