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  • The Nightmare

    The Nightmare

    ★★★

    Really well made documentary. Potentially the most frightening thing I have ever watched, because this film deals with the real twilight zone between the physical and spiritual realms. Due to the reality of the subject matter, one does not have the luxury of hiding behind it just being a movie. Furthermore, since it is so well made, the horror feels all the more present. I might be willing to watch this film again, but definitely never before bed.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★½

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

    I had low expectations after the previous film, but since I have such a nostalgic connection to the series I had hope. So, I decided to let the film try to redeem itself from the sin of the previous film's existence. The first approximately half of the film nearly destroyed all of the hope I had left. Jack was back at his wacky shenanigans again, but down on his luck, without a ship and without a crew again. Will Turner's…

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

    Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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

    Entirely unnecessary. The most relieving thing about this film is that we have returned to the general stasis at the end, and the world of the story remains generally untarnished. Jack changes as little as is to be expected. Barbossa walks away with a change in ship and one less (non peg) leg than before. Why should I care about the romantic subplot? Why should I care about Blackbeard or his daughter? There is nothing inherently wrong with the existence…

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    There's nothing pretentious about this film. It's just a really good adventure movie, not mindless, but not stressful or mentally strenuous to watch. Masterfully scored soundtrack. Marvelously acted. The direction is fine it easily flirts with the line of being "cheesy" or "corny" at times, but so does the ride the film is based on; thus I see no reason there should be any issue. I love the nostalgic feels this movie gives me personally.