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  • Forbidden Planet

    Forbidden Planet

    ★★★

    It's a mixed bag, impressive for its influence (you can almost see directly that Star Trek was influenced by this) but problematic on its own. It overdoes too much, the constant eerie space sounds that initially create atmosphere just keep droning on until they become annoying, the made-up space jargon that it uses can take the viewer out of the film, and its creation of moral dilemma in space is beaten over the top from so many angles, that it's…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★½

    "I...don't know" are the words everyone's lips throughout the film and describe how I feel about the experience. It was interesting but was it actually any good? The set-up is certainly intriguing, the rest depends on what you want out of a movie. If you want a film to ask questions then great but I personally want films to attempt to answer questions because I see asking questions as the easy part and it's usually done in too vaguely and…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★

    An example of throwing everything at the sink and hoping it'll stick....some of it does quite well and in general, it's the visual side of the story that sticks as well as the acting of the Hamill-Ridley-Driver trio. Rey's character conveys a sense of determination and badass-ery that I never found in previous Star Wars characters though there's still no one with the charisma of an Obi-Wan, Oscar Isaac has the potential but gets weak lines. What doesn't stick for…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★½

    Mischievously intriguing for a horror film and in my opinion, far more than a horror film because it's intrigue doesn't come from played-out tropes although the inherent and subtle creepiness does begin to loom more and more as the movie goes on. I don't consider Get Out to be particularly funny in terms of the comedy but the TSA friend played by LilRel Howery brings the laughs whenever he's on and those fragmented moments of fun for me were impressive…