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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Jaws
  • Casablanca
  • Brokeback Mountain

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  • Titanic

    ★★½

  • Planet of the Apes

    ★★★½

  • Black Widow

    ★★½

  • Bo Burnham: Inside

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  • Titanic

    Titanic

    ★★½

    This movie feels 6 hours long.  From one of the early scenes where Rose declares she feels like a slave in chains on a ship…  I was like wtf are we doing.   She’s going first class on an ocean liner, let’s not make that comparison. The first hour and forty five are a painful slog through a mediocre story. We have Jack and his friends Super Mario and the Lucky Charms Leprechaun, who serve some purpose I suppose.  Jack…

  • Planet of the Apes

    Planet of the Apes

    ★★★½

    I remember in grade school, that one of my friends loved the Ape movies and had all the toys.   I definitely didn’t appreciate it then, but now it just hits right.   Only complaint is Heston is a pretty terrible actor.  Like, atrociously bad.  Maybe that crazy overacting is part of the charm, or maybe it’s over looked because the concept, as a whole, is so very good.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★★

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

    I think if I had seen Joker when it first came out, it would’ve hit much different than it did now. At the time of release, the taste for a story about the violence of greed and the destructive blowback that is the ultimate result of it, would’ve been over shadowed by another angry white man tale. 

    As a film, it is beautifully shot and acted. I loved the setting of the late 70’s early 80’s crumbling metropolis, and how…

  • Black Widow

    Black Widow

    ★★½

    I went in hoping for a Bourne-esque departure from the MCU, instead it was more MCU jokey hokiness.   The story of the sisters is the strongest part of the movie, and I wish it would’ve leaned on that.  Burn every page of the script with the father on it.  Burn it, and burn it again.   Just an anchor on the film every second he’s on screen.  Fun action the first half, with great fight scenes that then devolves into mindless MCU over-the-top insanity.   ScarJo and Pugh deserve better than this.