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  • Joker

    Joker

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    Joker was a very unexpected movie for me. Even the trailers didn’t totally prepare me for the dark and claustrophobic tone. I’ve compared it to films like A Clockwork Orange and Requiem for a Dream, in that they are incredibly visceral and crafted to make you feel uncomfortable. Comparisons to Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy aside, this movie is a tragically beautiful look at a character that we’ve come to know and love in a way that…

  • The Irishman

    The Irishman

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    Another sprawling crime epic by the master of the genre himself: Martin Scorsese. This was my most anticipated film of the year by far and it definitely did NOT disappoint. This film offers a compelling perspective of a criminal looking back on his life with a great deal of remorse for the things that he did and the way that he handled his family life. This is an interesting dichotomy when you consider Scorsese’s other films where you’re largely seeing…

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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

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    An entertaining expansion of The Shining’s mythos. It was awesome to see so many iconic shots from the original film painstakingly recreated and repurposed for this film. It really rewards fans of the original by crafting a world around The Overlook Hotel that is both endearing and terrifying in only the way that Stephen King could imagine. I would recommend Doctor Sleep to both die-hard and casual fans of the first movie because an encyclopedic knowledge of it isn’t required to enjoy this great follow-up. 7/10.

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

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    Ad Astra was an absolutely breathtaking film. It was able to capture the feeling of isolation even on such a grandiose scale. This movie is beautifully shot and absolutely wonderful to look at. Brad Pitt delivered such a simple, yet powerful performance as a man who is willing to travel to the ends of the known galaxy if it means he might have a chance to reunite with his father. While it may feel like a modern space opera, it…