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  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★★★

    100

    ​1917 earns the first and only perfect score of the 2019 awards year. It turns the war movie genre on its head and revolutionizes it. If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t really have a horse in the Best Picture race. However, I’m now completely convinced this is it for me. ‘1917’ is a visceral, cunning, and artistic film that makes something so gritty and dirty look absolutely beautiful. The continuous takes in this film are the perfect fit;…

  • Little Women

    Little Women

    ★★

    43

    ​Not too long ago we had the Biggest Disappointment of 2019, and now we have the Most Overrated of 2019. ‘Little Women’ can be summarized as plainly as that. The glowing reviews I’ve seen are unwarranted. With a cast of such stunning potential, most, if not all, come up short and unfortunately pass as just fine. Nothing is special with any performance except from maybe bits and pieces of Florence Pugh’s performance. Although I don’t credit this lackluster aspect…

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  • The Farewell

    The Farewell

    ★★★★½

    91


    “Life is not just about what you do. It's more about how you do it.”


    For everything that is classic in a film, there is ‘The Farewell’. An interesting and original internal conflict, other outside conflicts, a signature and memorable musical score, great shots, and amazing performances from people you’ve never heard of (except maybe Awk Wafina). ‘The Farewell’ is funny, interesting, witty, and utmost sentimental. The ending hits just as Lulu Wang (the director) intends it to, but…

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    ★★★★½

    First off, What an absolute rollercoaster of a film! I laughed more than in any film of this kind before, I almost shed a tear, and I soared higher than the Millennium Falcon. Easily the opening sequence is at least second best of the year, only (maybe) behind that of Sam Mendes' "Spectre". J.J. Abrams has completely outdone himself in rejuvenating the "Star Wars" franchise AND MORE! The momentum from this film will surely carry to the next.

    Acting was…