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  • Seven Samurai
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Thin Red Line

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★★

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★½

  • Memories of Murder

    ★★★★★

  • Midsommar

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★★

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

    A beautiful mess. There’s a really tight 150 minute movie in here where you could essentially cut out the Inquisitors and it would be the same story, but I digress, I don’t want to feed into the toxic racist fanboys’ complaints, so I’ll leave that alone. When this show hits, it HITS. The core journey of Obi-Wan, Anakin/Vader, and Leia is deeply moving and a beautiful arc of closure that these characters deserved. Their final encounter and departure is the…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★½

    What. The. Actual. FUCK?!


    This went from the Whedon version being one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen to the Snyder Cut maybe being in my top 3 superhero movies ever? Snyder’s fully restored vision is the grandiose, sprawling, moving epic of gods, monsters, and mortals that he’s been trying to make his whole career. Even when it doesn’t fully work (the Aquaman/Atlantis stuff is just plain bad, there’s some wonky CGI, and the last 30 minutes are devoted…

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  • Song to Song

    Song to Song

    ★★★★½

    A deeply personal and emotionally overwhelming experience for me. The Tree of Life made me homesick for my childhood, and this made me feel homesick for the last ten years of my life. But also felt like closure on that chapter. So incredibly freeing to know that a filmmaker like Malick still operates today, and on such a deeply affecting level.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    Nolan's latest honestly reminded me more of Spielberg's A.I. than anything else. Somewhat in plot but primarily in feeling. Its as dense as anything he's ever made, and perhaps the best script he and his brother Jonah Nolan have ever written together, sacrificing the somewhat didactic, on-the-nose tendencies of previous works and instead opting for a much calmer, more human approach. In fact, while the ideas of black holes and space travel a no doubt a driving force to add…