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  • The Exorcist

    The Exorcist

    Why are high quality movies about faith so hard to make? Perhaps its because instead of just being pro-faith, many of them are just as predisposed with being anti-everything else. Or maybe because they're mostly targeted towards a built-in demographic rather than being more open to those of all viewpoints.

    That's why The Exorcist works so beautifully. There's a trend of dismissing horror films as being "actually" a part of some other genre, but The Exorcist is just as much…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    Ok so I recognize that this narrative is quite flawed, but dammit this is the Spielberg I've been waiting for for so long. This is the Spielberg I grew up on, the Spielberg that introduced me to film in my childhood and the one that cemented my love for it. Yes, the references are fun, and there's one in the second act that made me cry so much I had tears streaming down my face and had to try to…

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  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    Long and convoluted, but you know what? Charlize Theron kicks so much ass that it's worth sitting through the entire film for the action scenes alone. The eight minute (sort-of) single take stairway sequence is the most impressive cinematic one-on-one (I guess it's more like one-on-two, but whatever) fight scene I can remember in years. Even if it means shameless John Wick ripoffs for the next decade, Leitch and Stahelski have revived a genre that desperately needed stronger choreography and less rapid-cuts.

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    My introduction to Malick, and if this is any indicator of what the rest of his filmography entails, he has my attention. A beautiful look at life and the universe, and their relation to one another. Even the most massive events in our lives are absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things, but that's no reason not to cherish our loved ones, and the quiet, insignificant moments we share with them. Whether it's at the hands of a higher…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    Remarkably intelligent and undeniably ambitious, Christopher Nolan finds the perfect balance of space thrills and human emotion in the truly brilliant Interstellar.

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane

    10 Cloverfield Lane

    J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot have done it once again. The production company's latest mystery box, 10 Cloverfield Lane, is perhaps one of the most inventive sequels in recent memory; that is, if "sequel" is even the right classification for this movie. This film comes eight years after Cloverfield mystified audiences in 2008, yet this film's presentation couldn't be more different. Whereas Cloverfield was a more expansive disaster film full of visual thrills, 10 Cloverfield Lane is claustrophobic, and delivers…