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  • The BFG

    The BFG

    ★★½

    The BFG is filled with Spielberg’s signature sense of childlike wonder. The same wonder that is felt in films like Close Encounters and Jurassic Park. The difference here is that those films actually had substance, a story to tell, whereas The BFG is all fluff, with nothing to show for it. It’s directed well, and the acting is alright, but with a premise as thin as this one, it hardly deserves its own film.


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  • Adrift

    Adrift

    ★★★

    Adrift is a fine film, albeit a disposable one. The performances are fine, with Shailene Woodley being the clear standout. The script is fine, and the scenes with action are gripping and intense. The film jumps around a lot with its timeline, which can work, but here it just comes off as tonally inconsistent. Overall, it’s a fun movie, but not one that warrants repeat viewings.

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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,…

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★★

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    Scavenger Hunt 24 - March 2017
    Film #1: Pan's Labyrinth
    Task #1: A movie that Roger Ebert loved, but yet you still haven't seen it
    This film surprised me in the best way possible. Going in, I expected Pan's Labyrinth to be a fun-loving, adventurous tale of a girl lost in a world of wonder. What I got was a dark war-drama about escapism and the far reaches of imagination. I adored…