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  • The Godfather: Part II
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Inception
  • Taxi Driver

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  • The Black Phone

    ★★★½

  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    ★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★½

  • Lightyear

    ★★★½

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  • The Black Phone

    The Black Phone

    ★★★½

    Hitting close to home with its depictions of domestic abuse against younger children and anchored by truly standout performances from Ethan Hawke as The Grabber - an enigmatic presence whose lack of information makes him all the more unpredictable and creepy in appearance and demeanor - and from its younger ensemble cast - this film boasts a surprisingly clever and dynamic set of youthful characters that gives this thriller a decidedly more engaging edge as opposed to your typical horror…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★½

    Austin Butler is THE man. The moment. Delivering a sensuously believable, smooth, and particularly lived in performance as Elvis Presley, down to the mannerisms, quirks and burgeoning tragedy, Butler gives a strong turn in the lead role opposite Tom Hanks who is also memorable - for good and arguably bad - in an against type role as his manager Colonel Parker. Both are complimented by Baz Lurhmann’s grandiose stylistic flair - one that suitably fits and elevates its titular star’s…

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  • Lightyear

    Lightyear

    ★★★½

    Borrows the best of Top Gun Maverick - the stunningly put together aerial sequences and consistently top notch visuals that flex Pixar's knack for stunning animation - and also through it's titular character's commitment and resolve to sticking with the old and completing his mission, but lacking that superior's thematic depth and sincere ingenuity, and the best of Interstellar in its wildly convoluted and messy, if also entertaining journey. It's not that the film is forgettable, although by the standards…

  • Desperado

    Desperado

    ★★★½

    Bloody, and shamelessly entertaining, Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado revels in its own random silliness with a consistent sense of gleeful abandon, showcasing its auteur’s knack for style over substance but ramped up to a decidedly more anarchic degree, and one that ultimately works more than most in his filmography due to how well it balances being self aware of its own demeanor but also willing to laugh along with the audiences while still being a very competently constructed - the action…

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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★★

    96

    "What are the chances you're not coming back? Those kids, they don't have a father anymore! So you're gonna sit the boys down, and prepare them for the fact that you might never come home!"

    Damien Chazelle's more intimate and grounded perspective, backed by exceptional performances both elevate this important look back at a pivotal moment in history, resulting in a dramatically soaring experience that flies high above the clouds, much like it's real-life hero.

    P.S.: This is the biggest budgeted indie film, besides Blade Runner 2049 that I've ever seen.

  • Inception

    Inception

    ★★★★★

    95

    Boring? No
    Does it drag? No
    I don't know what film those people who call this masterpiece overrated saw but this film definitely gets better the more you rewatch it and watching it with people who haven't seen it before is even better