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  • Diving with Dolphins

    Diving with Dolphins


    I find it funny that the making-of documentary of Dolphin Reef teaches us sooooooooooooooooooo much more than the actual film itself. For starters, seeing the cinematographers risk their lives and spend three years capturing unpredictable nature movements underwater is a feat in itself. The GOAT Didier Noirot is back and captures some of the most beautiful acts of communications between humpback whales you'll ever see--and it wasn't even featured on film.

    Most of what you'll see in this isn't even…

  • Elephant



    There are times in which Elephant rises above the usual Disneynature schtick of solely appealing to infants--there are some incredibly tense battle sequences between the titular animals and lions that can be unsettling for small children, but they perfectly show the harsh reality Elephants have to go through each cycle.

    The film doesn't, also, shy away from death, but doesn't do it in a hackneyed manner like Born in China did with its non-ending. They show it--and they don't back off…

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  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman


    I have never felt so much aggression in a film, but after seeing Michael Gracey's sentimental bore The Greatest Showman , I can never complain about a film feeling so aggressive in its structure and how its target audience should feel.

    The movie begins, with a vintage 20th Century Fox logo. A big smile came on my face, like this was going to be a vintage, 50s musical tribute to P.T. Barnum's circus, a little like La La Land was…