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  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★★½

    A film that starts off as a quirky satire on capitalism in the modern age, with this hint of dystopia rising...and then turns into one of the most bonkers movies I have seen in quite some time. Boots Riley sold me on the trailer, which made this look like a really fun and crazy movie. But then he caught me off guard with a film that is even more strange then I ever really expected. And I loved it for…

  • American Animals

    American Animals

    ★★★★

    A heist movie that doesn't romanticize the actual heisting, and then focuses in on the ill effect the heist had on all the people involved. The cast is great, in particular Evan Peters, who steals the show. And it has a pretty killer soundtrack!

    I really enjoyed the hybrid documentary style, in which the story is being narrated by the actual participants in the crime, inter-cutting with the actors and showing how their different versions of events and fuzzy memories…

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  • The Blob

    The Blob

    ★★★★

    One of those rare remakes that manages, in some ways, to best it's original. This movie should be mentioned in the same breath as "The Thing" and the "The Fly" more often than it is. It's a great horror movie with fantastic creature effects and some wonderfully gruesome deaths. 

    It doesn't take itself too seriously, but it has some of the best movie deaths I have ever seen. Really wonderful, and while it certainly has an air of the 1980s on it, it may actually hold up better than the original classic.

  • The Hidden Fortress

    The Hidden Fortress

    ★★★★½

    Akira Kurosawa was a badass of cinema. "The Hidden Fortress" is about two bickering greedy and dimwitted peasants who end up helping a General of the war they just lost bring a Princess and gold back to their home. 

    The film is funny as well as dramatic, and it has great cinematography (it is Kurosawa's first film in widescreen). This film in particular was a major influence on George Lucas when making the original "Star Wars" film. 

     I'd recommend Kurosawa films to anyone, and this is definitely a film worth seeing.