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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★

    I just watched this film on IMAX 70mm. It was really big and really loud, and I really have no idea what I just watched. I didn't care about the characters. I wasn't sure who was what or why I should care or why I couldn't understand 50% of what was being said or why 70% of the reviews I'm reading are ready to make Nolan the King of Everything Cinema. 

    Inception is in my top 10 of all time. I love Memento. Dark Knight is fantastic. Dunkirk is very exciting and beautiful in parts. That's it. 

    Go watch Saving Private Ryan instead. 

    It was fine.

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

    It's really fun. I buy into Tom Holland as Spider-Man, but to be fair, I've like all of the Spider-Mans in the recent years for various reasons. Tom Holland could end up being my favorite.

    This is the first time Tony Stark has felt a bit stale, but it wasn't the worst.

    I didn't buy into Favreau's character at all. I felt like he was acting the entire time.

    There were a few other over-the-top things about it, but overall, I'm in.

    I would like to direct the sequel, in case anyone is reading this right now with any sway at Marvel or Sony (Columbia).

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★½

    Technical. Beautiful. So well done. The acting was great at times. The times it wasn't, I believe it wasn't supposed to be, so that's interesting. I really want to love this film. But I don't. But I really, really appreciate it. In my heart it's a solid 3 stars, but I want to give it 5 stars, because BRAVO.

    This is the same way I felt after I watched The Master, Gravity, and to a lesser extent, Tinker Tailor Soldier…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    First of all, I saw this on a plane on a tiny screen. I didn't want to watch it for the first time on a plane flying over an ocean, but I did. Even on a tiny screen with the sounds of jet engines blasting beside me, it was pretty spectacular.

    A couple of the scenes made the lead character, Andrew, less likable, and if those scenes were different, I think this movie could have been even better for me. A well crafted film with an incredible performance by JK Simmons.