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  • The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls

    ★★★★

    'Here's what a little weird can do!'

    I love Jack Black, but Cate Blanchett stole the show in this excellent magical family spook fest!

    Had a great time watching with this my Boys, and it was way better than Goosebumps.

    Way more come....

  • Manila in the Claws of Light

    Manila in the Claws of Light

    ★★★½

    Criterion Collection Spine #926
    (Foreign language film)

    A powerful thriller that I felt was significantly dragged down, by so much emphasis being placed on the difficulty of life within this urban environment.

    Don't get me wrong the final act of this film is very intense, but I felt some of that emotion was lost on me because of how much of a slog it was to get to that point. The story is about a couple named Madiaga and Ligaya…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    "I told you that story about how Charlie Parker became Charlie Parker, right? ... Jo Jones threw a cymbal at his head."

    It amazes me how this quote so perfectly sums up the thrill ride that is Writer and Director Damien Chazelle masterpiece Whiplash.

    "Not quite my tempo."

    Spoilers....

    This was my third time seeing it, and I still find this film to be so immersive and powerful, with each of the major dramatic moments still having such a fierce…

  • Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

    ★★½

    It is really exhausting to feel like you are being punched in the face for two and a half hours with this mess of a movie.

    While I had a good time watching this twice in the theater when it came out, I now get why so many people hate it!

    Negatives:
    1. The story is basically the same as the first one, just way more rushed and convoluted.

    2. The action scenes with the Transformers look like a blurry…