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  • Under the Shadow

    Under the Shadow

    ★★★½

    Around the World Challenge - Iran

    Love horror, but ghosts and jumps scares are cheap. They do nothing for me. So, it is really hard to be impressed. Some of the filming was good, but some odd edits really bothered me. Deeper meanings, yeah, it helps. But, that alone will not make an average movie great, or even good.

    On another note, I started watching this dubbed...I was on a row machine for about 15 minutes, no more! It was…

  • The Turin Horse

    The Turin Horse

    ★★½

    Thanks Mubi Film #5 of 2019

    At around 2 and a half hours, and only 30 shots total, this could be a spectacularly beautiful and stunning movie. But, instead they are lingering shots that tell little to help the plot move along. Beautiful, absolutely. But, not much else.

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    It might be the greatest Spider-Man movie...
    It might be the greatest Marvel movie...
    It might be the greatest comic book movie...
    It might be the greatest animated movie...
    It might be the greatest 2018 movie...
    It might be...
    But, I know for sure this is one hell of a fun movie!!!

  • Leaving Las Vegas

    Leaving Las Vegas

    ★★★

    Scavenger Hunt #46

    2/31

    6. something CAGEY (maybe starring nicolas cage maybe featuring a prison, maybe one of the many nicolas cage movies also featuring prison scenes)

    Shocked it's taken this long to watch the movie that earned Nicholas Cage an Oscar. And I was impressed, but probably not as much as everyone seeing this when it first came out. Not having seen the competitors from that year it is impossible to say if it was deserved or not. Cage is Cage, but not full Cage. He found the sweet spot that makes him enjoyable on all fronts. I wish it was in a better movie.