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  • The Fifth Element

    The Fifth Element

    ★★½

    Does not hold up upon re-watch. I haven't seen this film since I was about 15, and I wanted to see it again before I see Valerian. There is basically zero world building or character development, and I'm sorry, if you want to do science fiction or fantasy, you're going to need both to keep me interested. Maybe I shouldn't take this film seriously, but I wanted to, and therefore was disappointed by the lack of depth in the world…

  • A Quiet Passion

    A Quiet Passion

    ★★★

    Very strange film, with some pretty glaring inaccuracies for anyone who knows anything about Emily Dickinson. That being said, the acting was incredible and the stretches of brilliant dialogue exchange between Emily and her sister Vinnie could have been short films of their own.

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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…

  • 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…