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  • The Adventures of Tintin

    The Adventures of Tintin

    ★★★

    The Adventures of Tintin is a fine film, but one that could have been so much more. The visuals are breathtaking. Spielberg and Peter Jackson have (predictably) crafted a feast for the eye, with pristine effects, winding long-takes, amazingly choreographed action, and Indiana Jones-esque sequences. The voice is talent is solid, with Daniel Craig and Andy Serkis standing out. The main problems with Tintin lie in its storytelling and emotional capabilities. The story plays out like a standard adventure film,…

  • Always

    Always

    ★★

    It’s not as painful as 1941, but Always is a rough watch, especially if you’re trying to take it seriously. This takes all the Spielberg sentimentalism, which is usually fine if used correctly, and oversaturates this film with it. This film is stockpiled with cringe-worthy and cheesy moments, and is a complete slog to get through. Dreyfuss, Hunter, Goodman, and Hepburn are completely wasted, though they do try to make the best of what they are given, so kudos to…

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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…