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  • Fences

    Fences

    ★★★★

    2016 Ranked

    Denzel Washington's Fences is undoubtedly a flawed work. With its screenplay written by the play's writer August Wilson, Fences is a film that is entirely connected to the stage. With dialogue heavy scene after dialogue heavy scene for two hours, Fences can be an exasperating film to watch with how much of it is relying upon nothing but words. For two plus hours, this is undeniably a major challenge and one that can prove too much at times.…

  • Excalibur

    Excalibur

    ★★★

    33 Films x 6 Decades: 1980s

    Now considered to potentially be the best adaptation of the legend of King Arthur, director John Boorman's Excalibur is one of many films to have risen out of the ashes of negative reviews upon release. However, whether it was fully deserving of this critical turnabout is an entirely different matter. As a fantasy adventure film, Excalibur is undeniably a faithful adaptation of the legend and one with excellent operatic sensibilities and great battles. Unfortunately,…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

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

    2016 Ranked
    Top 100 Films
    Seen in Theaters

    Postmodernism is a film theory that suggests that there is nothing original anymore. If it could be made, it has been made and we are doomed to simply remake a once original idea in perpetuity. Postmodernism also includes ideas regarding nostalgia and hyperreality, positing that cities such as Los Angeles may physically be real, but are in fact, dream worlds that are not actually there. In Damien Chazelle's latest work and, dare…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★

    2017 Ranked
    Ranked: Ridley Scott
    Seen in Theaters

    One of the most divisive films in recent memory has to be Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Depicting a manned mission to space to find where we came from, the film marked Scott's return to the Alien franchise and was a wildly imaginative and gorgeously designed science fiction film. It unlocked secrets in a magical world of mystery, all while delivering the roots of the xenomorphs that have come to define the franchise. However,…