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  • The Great Dictator
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Star Wars

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  • Major Dundee

    ★★★½

  • Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers

    ★★★★

  • Stagecoach

    ★★★★½

  • Southern Fried Rabbit

    ★★★

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  • Southern Fried Rabbit

    Southern Fried Rabbit

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The extremely cringeworthy racist blackface aside, this isn't a bad Bugs Bunny short. Definitely not for younger viewers!

  • Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child

    Doctor Who: An Unearthly Child

    ★★★

    The very first Doctor Who story ever, that if I'm not mistaken aired the day JFK was assassinated. The story is rather basic by modern standards and it's clear the production team is working on a tight budget. The episodes also feel a tad padded with dialogue that is designed not for character development, world building, or exposition but to fill time. There's also a racist comment about Native Americans in part one. However, "The Unearthly Child" is an an…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    "Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

    In short, this film is the lovechild of Gravity & 2001: A Space Odyssey. In long, this film is a lovingly crafted deeply contemplative science fiction drama. The majority of the complaints I got about this film from people (besides the ones I listed below) boil down to the fact that most of the real…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★

    Star Wars Canon Entry #9 & My Must Watchlist for 2015 Entry #12

    Having a filmmaker helm the new entry in beloved franchise who is also a fan of said franchise can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand you have someone who “gets” the intellectual property fans adore but on the other hand the creator can potentially be blinded by nostalgia. Take Superman Returns for example. In the 70’s Richard Donner brought Superman to the big screen which wowed…