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  • Doubt

    Doubt

    ★★★★

    Streep. Adams. Hoffman. 

    That might as well be the tagline for this film as it was the only thing that convinced me to watch it, and for good reason too, because these three absolutely obliterated it. 

    This is a spectacular hidden gem of a film from 2008 about a priest (Hoffman) who is accused by a nun (Streep) of misconduct with a black boy. What follows is an ambiguous, beautifully acted, brilliant portrayal of fear and doubt and uncertainty.

    If you’re scrolling Netflix looking for an obscure film worthy of your time, I doubt that “Doubt” will disappoint you in that department. Incredible.

  • WHIH: NEWSFRONT Promo - July 2, 2015

    WHIH: NEWSFRONT Promo - July 2, 2015

    ½

    This was a cool little Easter egg filled supplement to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but there’s no reason this should be classified  as a film. 

    I shouldn’t be able to log this, nor should I legitimately critique every filmmaking element missing from this short episode, because this  movie does exactly what it needs to do and nothing else.

    Definitely worth a minute of your time, but also still a skip-worthy supplement at that.

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  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ★★★★

    In 90 minutes, John Hughes says more about teenage psychology than twenty hours of Freudian analysis or textbook studies could have ever provided. 

    He does so through the film “The Breakfast Club”, a movie with such a reputation that no summary is necessary. And if you did require summation, there isn’t much of a plot to summarize regardless.

    If you ask me, that’s what makes “The Breakfast Club” such a classic above all else. There’s no real plot, no interwoven…

  • Seven Samurai

    Seven Samurai

    ★★★★½

    It was the white whale that’s eluded me for so long, the movie I’ve been looking forward to watching for almost five years, the movie which many consider to be the greatest film ever made, and.. it was amazing!

    “Seven Samurai” does sooo much right! The cuts on action, the pacing, the ending and emotion it carries, the romance, the elemental characterization, the mapping out of payoffs for later on, the characters.... 

    It’s no wonder that so many consider this…