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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

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    ★★★½

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    Did not expect to love it so much that I would go back to see it. Feels like such a complete movie, with no unnecessary setups for a sequel. I would be happy if they just ended it right here, because this feels like the perfect conclusion for Maverick's journey, one that comes full circle for him.

    One point of criticism towards this film has been its political stance (or lack thereof I guess). It attempts to please everyone without…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Whether intently or not, the first Top Gun and Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, defined Tom Cruise's film career. Egotistical, cocksure bravado, talent and charm, it's the character even moreso than Ethan Hunt, which I will remember him most for. Top Gun: Maverick comes full circle for him, a movie that is as much a reflection of his career and our current cinematic landscape, as it is an electric, emotionally charged, high-flying action film that is one of the best of…

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★½

    A Quiet Place is a nerve shattering film. It's a film that is designed to create tension, not just because of the lack of sound, but due to our emotional attachment to these characters. Most horror films forgo character development for scares, but actor-director John Krasinski understands that true horror comes from our fear for the characters. This is a must see theater experience, and the best horror film since 2015's It Follows. 

    From the very first scene, in which…

  • Raazi

    Raazi

    ★★★★

    Carried by a terrific Alia Bhatt, Raazi rises to the occasion and proves to be an effective spy thriller even if it is marred by an occasionally contrived screenplay and a hackneyed setup.

    Indian films are hardly known for their subtelty, and Raazi is no different. While director Meghan Gullah attempts to portray both the Pakistani and Indian families without the traditional stereotypes, the introductory sequences involving Sehmat's training are far too pedestrian. Thankfully this lasts no more than 30 minutes.…