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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    ★★★★★

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

    "He did not succeed, however, in growing old."

    When The Grand Budapest Hotel came out, I remember an acquaintance of mine getting into an argument on Facebook over whether this film trivializes the Nazis and the Holocaust. The person arguing Yes said that the film's stylish take on the SS, here known as the ZZ, was too cute to be applied to something as horrible as the Nazi regime and that the film didn't take the war seriously. I disagree.…

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  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II

    ★★★

    There's like 20 minutes that really drag and some of the action is a bit much, but this movie really does not deserve its bad rap. John Woo is the only M:I director who understands how cool fake people-masks would be and the action that works is inspired. The first movie has Jon Voight being handed a mission by a flight attendant; this movie has a helicopter shooting a rocket with sunglasses inside them at Cruise after he's climbed a mountain.

  • The Muppet Movie

    The Muppet Movie

    ★★★★½

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

    "Prepare the standard rich and famous contract" is straight up one of the greatest endings of all time

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  • The Cobbler

    The Cobbler

    ½

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

    I watched this movie solely (no pun intended) to find out what the ridiculous plot twist at the end was. I'm posting it here for posterity.

    I've included some "important" plot details, because jumping straight to the twist would be incomprehensible.

    - In the early 1900s, a group of Yiddish shop-owners gather to discuss their plan to deal with a local businessman who is forcing them out. They give his shoes to the local cobbler, who re-soles them using a…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    You can tell the Citadel is a top-notch society because they have their priorities in order:

    1. Metal guitarist constantly shredding during battle
    2. Everything else