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  • A Fistful of Dollars

    A Fistful of Dollars

    ★★★½

    Not my favourite of the trilogy, but that's to be expected I suppose.
    Like many of these character-centric trilogies, the first establishes a lot about "Joe"; he is undeniably the protagonist. But I do prefer the wider scope and larger supporting cast of the next two films, and I think this one takes about half an hour to really get going.

    Still well worth a look if you're in the mood for it.

  • Ronin

    Ronin

    ★★★★

    A safe but very well accomplished action thriller with not a whole lot going on under the surface.

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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★½

    I don't think I've been so absorbed by a scary movie since '10 Cloverfield Lane'. I get that it's not everybody's cup of tea, but this is nigh on everything I could have hoped for.
    Especially loved the "Shining" and "Resident Evil"-esque parts!

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    ★★★★★

    The extended edition scenes here are the least necessary, but perhaps most welcome for closure of additional threads throughout this monumental ending.
    We might never again see movies of this like, especially the way that this genre of action adventure film making is going under Disney.
    If we do get another massive fantasy undertaking of this sort within my lifetime, LOTR will be far enough in the past that it may not matter anyway.
    What do you see on the horizon?