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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★★

    The good:
    - Rami Malek gave a great performance and really nailed some of Mercury’s idiosyncrasies. 
    - It’s actually Queen performing and Mercury singing the songs.
    - The music is fabulous.

    The bad:
    - Bryan Singer is attached.
    - The script (minus a little humor punching up)

    The ugly: 
    - They completely mess up the timeline to make it a more emotional story. 
    - Even though I’m not a fan of Freddy’s lifestyle they kind of villanize his sexuality.

  • Luther

    Luther

    ★★★★

    A fantastic family watch for reformation day. What a great cast with Feinnes, Ustinov, Molina and others. Some quality issues are present, but the costuming and production design are great. The subject matter is handled deftly with very few issues, and these are minor.

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  • (500) Days of Summer

    (500) Days of Summer

    ★★★★

    Fair warning: This is not a love story.

    In the vein of Annie Hall and Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind, this film is quirky, funny, and real. Well, as real as a film with a dance montage and animated bluebirds can be. It is refreshing to see a "romantic comedy" that doesn't have the traditional romcom ending of the opposite party coming to their senses and running off to regain the relationship that they lost earlier in the film…

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★★

    Still my favorite Indiana Jones movie. Great action set pieces, humor galore, and pound for pound, River Phoenix does a way better impersonation of Harrison Ford than Alden Ehrenreich ever could.