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  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
  • Practical Magic
  • The Florida Project
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    ★★★

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    ★★½

  • The Terminal

    ★★★

  • Dolphin Tale

    ★★★★

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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    ★★★

    I remembered this as my favorite of the three Hobbit films, mainly because it introduces the characters I care about (Tauriel, Thranduil, Bard and his children) and the relationships I care about (Tauriel&Kili, Tauriel&Thranduil, Tauriel&Legolas, Bard and his children) but also because it features a dragon and Thorin is at his least insufferable.

    I honestly love the romance, it's sweet and wholesome and too good for this world. Kili, Fili, and Bofur are the best of the dwarves and I…

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

    ★★½

    I collectively call the Tolkien media "My Elves" and there are very few scenes with elves in this one. Elrond and Galadriel are delightful and I truly love the relationship between Galadriel and Gandalf, but that makes up about ten minutes of a nearly three hour long movie. In other words, I am not the audience for this film.

    That said, there are plenty of charming moments sprinkled throughout. I dislike dwarves nearly as much as I like elves but…

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  • Jurassic World Dominion

    Jurassic World Dominion

    ★★★½

    This film is a tribute to the franchise, full of nostalgia and whimsy and sweeping visuals of dinosaurs. I enjoyed it quite a lot, particularly the attention given the central relationships. The plot is an afterthought to the characters and the dinosaurs, the script is haphazard, and there are exactly zero surprises. But beat for beat it was everything I wanted it to be. I jumped out of my seat a few times. I laughed. I teared up. I grinned like a fool at my favorite dinos. And I left the theater with a sense of closure and satisfaction. A happy ending!

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    ★★★★★

    AKA Star Trek: Dr. Gillian Taylor

    If Star Trek IV was only a film about space communists from the future saving the world by rescuing a humpback whale family from past extinction it would be a near perfect piece of art. But it also represents hope – my personal hopes in the past and for the future and hope for our planet that so often seems to want to eat itself. And it is a voyage home – Sulu was…