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  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★★

    I'm not normally effusive about comedies; they're so often just not my thing.
    But I have boundless love for the Arthur myth, and this movie remains the greatest movie based on it to this day.
    Funny, yes, but so cinematically adventurous and one-of-a-kind ... so lively and mostly timeless in execution ...
    Yeah it's great.

  • The Kid Who Would Be King

    The Kid Who Would Be King

    ★★★★★

    I don't know what makes me happier. That Joe Cornish finally got to write/direct another movie--or that it's as fantastic as his otherwise entirely different 'Attack the Block'.

    Feels like exactly the kind of fractured fairy tale adventure novels I loved as a kid, and doubles as the best King Arthur related movie in decades (though that part feels a little bit backhanded...).

    I am ecstatic for the kids who get to see this movie.

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  • 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?

  • Toy Story

    Toy Story

    ★★★★★

    Yes, in case you were wondering I am sick and watching movies to feel better.