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  • Field of Dreams

    ★★★½

  • Silent Movie

    ★★★★

  • Trouble Every Day

    ★★★

  • The Long Riders

    ★★★★

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  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★★½

    It turns out I'm a sucker for tennis movies, at least the movies from the last six years that have been quite good. I really enjoy this, it's one of my favorite movies of 2021, although I'm not sure Will Smith is perhaps the absolute best of the best actor nominees. He's definitely very good, but maybe not the best of the year.

    FULL REVIEW OF THE CINEMA OF TENNIS

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★½

    These movies really are so incredibly layered that it seems that every few years another very complex meaning of the movies comes to light. When it was released, the talk of the first film was the incredible action and violence and the role of tech ology on our lives. When the trilogy was finished and they were released on DVD together each film was accompanied with commentaries from scholars in religion and philosophy. More recently, a viewing of the films…

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  • Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    ★★★½

    I believe this movie botches the story, doesnt quite land the right combo of supporting players, doesnt show enough baseball and Kevin Costner gets too much of a pass for being at his peak at the time this came out. That is, Costner never quite sits right with me as an actor. But, the acting is really good in this and the direction brings out the emotion of the viewing experience really well.Its kind of funny how many if these actors went on to do more baseball movies, including Costner, James Earl Jones in the Sandlot and even Timothy Busfield in Little Big League.

  • Silent Movie

    Silent Movie

    ★★★★

    This is just an amazong display of physical humor and camera gags, yet it has one of my favorite lone in all comedy cinema, when Marty Feldman says in text "would you care to go dancing with a mild-mannered pervert?" Not only does he have one of the best wordrobes in film history, his physical lead in to the lone is so incredibly funny that it only builds up the line to be perfection. This must have been very weird to see in the theater when it came out, expecting a Mel Brooks movie amd only getting a single audible word of dialogue.

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    This sets itself apart in the MI series of movies through its visual storytelling and the Hitchcock-like suspense mixed with a mini-Ocean’s 11-style heist factor. The cold open is one of the best in the series. Ving Rhames finally gets a shot at a little spot to shine by showing that he is a bit of the heart of the team, while simultaneously showing his character’s technical expertise. I’m glad this movie doesn’t fall into being a sloppy romantic triangle around Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt. This could really find its way getting bumped up to five stars for just the love of movies.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    You can’t have a Host without a Parasite. I tried really hard to come in to this movie cold and based on the name alone I figured it would be one of the Bong science fiction movies like The Host, Okja or Snowpiecer. I didn’t realize it would be one of his straight thrillers like Mother or Memories of a Murder until I was walking up to the ticket counter and heard an old man with his grandson giving him…