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  • The Night Before

    The Night Before

    ★★½

    "Nothing happened."

    Michael Shannon is the angelic Great Gatsby. And don't you ever forget it.

    A debaucherous display of the Xmas holiday season. Packed prime with sponsers cameos, drugs, and Miley Cyrus, 'The Night Before' may not be the most down to earth holiday movie, but it's intense leading story does provide a palpable, emotional throughline which remains despite the over the top antics.

    Worth a watch even if it would be the bottom 20 on the list of just see Xmas flicks.

  • District B13

    District B13

    ★★★

    "Your neighborhood is more dangerous than mine."

    A film that has 3 parkour scenes that could rival the pivotal chase in 'Casino Royale', this French action flick has a cool near dystopian setting and two likable leads. Produced by Europacorp, Besson makes sure there are plenty of crazy camera moves, shootouts, and anti establishment themes. Worth a watch for any European action fans.

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  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★½

    "God is a squirrel."

    BEST film of 2015.

    With Cheevo's artful cinematography and Leo's most extreme performance yet, Inarritu is able to craft his best film from one of the most monstrous productions in recent years. A modern epic, it can only be compared to the sheer awe-shock I had when seeing Mad Max: Fury Road earlier this year. I watched some similar films in preparation like 'Man in the Wilderness' (same story) and 'Jeremiah Johnson', a longtime favorite of…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "They found you."

    A future case-study on style vs substance and proof that Roger Deakins can't save EVERY movie, 'Blade Runner 2049' has none of what I admired about the first one: immersion in creepy future LA with rainy ramen noodles + droves of cultural crowds, some atypical acting (Harrison Ford strip club scene), heartwrenching action (retiring Zora), humanistic characters to latch on to (toymaker), and a grizzled protagonist (Gosling could take a hit while Ford would become battered). Instead,…