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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★

    I really loved this movie. It's beautiful, joyful, and bittersweet. The musical numbers and dance sequences are really energetic and impressively choreographed. The ending is very moving in a way that I really wasn't expecting and the chemistry between Gosling and Stone is phenomenal. Loved it.

  • Collateral Beauty

    Collateral Beauty

    Holy shit, this movie was an abomination. The trailer presents a Christmas Carol style movie about a grieving man. But the actual movie is much more disturbingly cruel and is actually self-aware enough to comment on how cruel it's being. But it's still presented as a feel good holiday drama. This is a really perplexing and offensively terrible movie. I have no idea what script all of these ridiculously talented actors read to sign on for this movie, but the finished product is really appalling.

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  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    ★★★★½

    It's been said by many people already, but 10 Cloverfield Lane feels like a great big episode of The Twilight Zone and I love it for that. The characterization is fantastic, especially when it comes to John Goodman's character. There's one scene in particular that is an absolutely brilliant blend of comedy, horror, and tension. Genius.

    Loved this movie.

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    I loved The Force Awakens. It was super fun with plenty for hardcore fans while still being accessible for people who've never been into the franchise. I had a few slight issues here and there. In particular, there's just a little too much familiar about the movie. There's plenty of homages that work really well, but there are a couple times it goes just a little overboard with it.

    Other than that, there's not much fault I can find in…