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

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched this with my husband. This is basically a perfect movie.

    Swashbucklers are my favorite thing, but this one is extra special. The script is incredibly clever and tightly wound, and the line delivery by the actors is just spot on. The sword fights are brilliant, and overall it's a very unique story. The other Pirates films may be garbage, but this film is a standalone classic.

    Watching it this time made me want to rant about something, though. And…

  • Boy

    Boy

    ★★★★

    What can I say? Taika all the things! Even the 80s hair and mustache can't un-handsome the guy.
    But seriously though, he has mastered the "coming of age" story here. I love that, unlike other films of the indie persuasion, Taika's films show both the harsh reality, as well as the imagination and hope. Or, as stressed in this film, the "potential." It's very balanced.
    I really love the POV expressed through Boy's younger brother, Rocky. It actually choked me…

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  • Loving

    Loving

    ★★★★★

    If you're looking for a social epic with sweeping courtroom scenes and dramatic proclamations, look somewhere else. "Loving" is exactly what I thought it would be. A quiet, pensive peek into the lives of a true couple who faced adversity simply to live a married life as an interracial couple in the late 50s early 60s.

    This film is one of moments. Jeff Nichols wastes no a single shot here. If your eyes are open, you will see hushed symbolism…

  • Wonder Woman