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  • American Made

    American Made

    ★★★½

    I liked this movie. I really did.

    Despite his oddness, I think Cruise usually picks decent films, and this is another one. I'm also quite the fan of Liman and Gleeson.

    The story is wild, and I'm not sure how much of it is true, but the fact it's even based on a true story is, well, wild.

    The nitpicky part: Some of the camera work just felt shoddy. Some of the handheld stuff felt straight amateur, and some of…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    BR2049 is a slow paced, visually stunning masterpiece of science fiction eye candy.

    I was never taken out of the film in any way, but for the average movie goer, much like the original, the pacing could be a tad hard to swallow, mainly because modern cinema doesn't generally look like this. The score fits the film like delicious brownies fit in my mouth.

    Roger Deakins has to get the Oscar this year. And the production design! The beautifully crafted…

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  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    ★★½

    A few things about this film.

    1. It's way too long.
    2. The acting, directing, and technical aspects of the film are exactly as they should be. Fantastic.
    3. I'm not sure why I watched it apart from the aspects mentioned in #2 above.
    4. Don't do drugs.
    5. People are horrible.

    That is all.

  • 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…