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  • Ghostbusters

    ★★★½

  • The Bride Wore Black

    ★★★

  • No Regrets for Our Youth

    ★★★

  • Dune

    ★★½

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  • Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters

    ★★★½

    Well, I finally watched the movie that was hopelessly outdone and outclassed by the 2016 reboo...just kidding, it's Ghostbusters and everyone know what this movie is about. I even knew major plot points despite having never seen it because it's so ingrained in pop culture. Honestly, I think this was just ok. It was clever and well-written and it uses its various iconic imagery without calling any attention to them; the car and the Stay Puft ghost and the suits…

  • The Bride Wore Black

    The Bride Wore Black

    ★★★

    I'm not the biggest fan of Truffaut and La mariee etait en noir doesn't really do much to change my option on the director (Jules et Jim is still a masterpiece and Day for Night is the only other film of his that I've actively enjoyed). I just found this film to be mostly pointless; as a predecessor to the female empowerment revenge movies such as I Spit on your Grave and their ilk, the film is lacking in the…

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  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    ★★★★★

    David Lean strikes again! The Bridge on the River Kwai is a masterpiece in pacing, performances, and scripting. This is a war movie that does not focus on gun fights, explosions or violence of war per se, but the futility of it and the arrogance inherent in manmade destruction. Part adventure, part humane allegory, the film is also a deeply ironic portrayal of stubbornness and persistence. Performances are all perfect, photography is legendary, and the entire production is just suffused in an epic scale that only Lean that deliver. The film is cinematic in ways that other films don't even come close to achieving.

  • Planet Terror

    Planet Terror

    ★★★★

    Planet Terror works because Rodriguez has a deft mastery of editing and tempo. The throwbacks to classic '70's and '80's zombie movies (think the cinema of Lucio Fulci) are clever and the film is a blast to watch. The gore is great, meta humour welcome, and action beats well directed. The film commits wholeheartedly to its sleazy, low budget aesthetic and is utterly convincing in this regard. Rodriguez assembles an amazing cast with one exception, the single one that pisses…