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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    Might be one of my favorite movies. And favorite soundtracks.

    I like how the movie is about a setting and culture, an era that doesn't exist anymore. It's not about the characters, but rather setting up a situation where they save that era and culture . And I find it fascinating how the ending asks, "What if it never changed?"


    I was also lucky enough to see this in 70mm on my second viewing.

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★½

    The Marvel movie for film nerds.

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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★½

    Sicario is the type of film that demands your absolute attention. The final forty minutes or so are filled with breathtaking visuals and unflinching tension between characters representing different moral standpoints that are each equally justified. During the final dinner scene, I don't think I even blinked because my eyes were glued to the scene. I knew what was going to happen, but I couldn't process what was right and wrong. Benicio del Toro is phenomenal throughout the whole film…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    I think this was one of the very few times a movie has completely taken me out of the theater. I'm usually hyper aware of all the technical aspects going on in the film and it often times gets in the way of me just enjoying the story. But with this I stopped noticing the score, the acting, the cinematography, the CGI: I just watched it with my jaw on the floor. The final 20 minutes is something I haven't…