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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    davidehrlich

    ★★★★★

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

    You never see the Germans.

    Nearly every 70mm frame of Christopher Nolan’s monumental new film is lodged in the heart of the heart of World War II — ticking down the seconds as the Nazis tighten the noose around 400,000 Allied troops who are stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk — but you never see the Germans. Their submarines lurk invisibly beneath the waters offshore, their planes swoop in the distance overhead, and their foot soldiers remain off-camera as they…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Evan

    ★★★★★

    The Thin Red Line + Mad Max: Fury Road + Titanic = Dunkirk

    Remember when I said Baby Driver gave me an adrenaline rush like I had never experienced from a movie before?

    Well the adrenaline rush I got from that film PALES in comparison to the rush I just experienced during the entirety of Dunkirk.

    Dunkirk is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. The wonder, the scope, and the magnitude contained in this film is something I've…

  • To the Bone

    To the Bone

    willa

    all the characters in this movie have 2013 tumblr accounts like they read Looking For Alaska by John Green once and then wrote that quote about smoking to die in their journals and they reblog black and white gifs of effy from skins which makes it even more ironic that emily from skins is in this and also that gif of the person getting in the car crash does anyone remember that. and now in 2017 because i assume this…

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Noah Miles

    ½

    The truth is that there shouldn't be disappointment. I should, by no means, feel disappointed. But, leaving the theater I was confronted with this completely overwhelming feeling of utter tiredness and sadness. After seeing the movie I was messaging one of my friends who asked why it's so poor and why I disliked it so much and my exact words were, "t's more MCU garbage but this time it's Spider-Man and it feels fucking personal". That big, fat 94% on…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    SilentDawn

    ★★★★★

    100

    (70mm)

    “You should look straight at a film; that's the only way to see one. Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.”

    - Werner Herzog

    A straight-look at Dunkirk:

    1. This is a film directed by Christopher Nolan, of Memento, The Prestige, Interstellar fame.

    2. This is a film edited by Lee Smith, whose credits include Inception and The Truman Show.

    3. This is a film shot by Her’s Hoyte Van Hoytema.

    4. It is populated…

  • To the Bone

    To the Bone

    ellie

    ★★½

    the worst thing about this movie is how it expects me to believe that actual goddess lily collins would ever be attracted to that annoying ass british dude who says shit like "please tell me you're not gay now, the male population can't take another quality defection"

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    DirkH

    ★★★★★

    This is a horror movie.
    And I don't mean that this is a war movie about the horrors of the second world war.

    No, at its core, Dunkirk is a horror movie. A relentless, oppressive, frightening, tense and extremely discomforting film with a faceless monster stalking and preying on our protagonists.

    And because it is a horror movie, it delivers the sheer terror of the bizarre and incomprehensible situation our protagonists find themselves in with full force.

    It starts with…

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Evan

    ★★★★½

    *Disclaimer* once you all see this a lot of you will probably think I'm an absolute madman :P

    Space operas are my fucking bread & butter.

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets feels like it was made specifically for me. This movie is so far up my alley it's not even funny. Luc Besson created this immersive and beautiful world that I never wanted to leave. It is easily the most bonkers film I've seen. There's truly no other…

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Arielrocks5

    ★★★★★

    Not since "Warcraft" have I felt truly enriched in a film's world.

    Much like that film, each frame of this has something to show, whether it be the sets, the creature designs, the costumes, the locations. All of them pop with a distinct color pallet and visual effect that wouldn't be seen outside of a completely foreign production.

    "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is Luc Besson's passion project, something he's been wanting to create his entire career,…

  • Straw Dogs

    Straw Dogs

    Todd Gaines

    ★★★★½

    Sam Peckinpah was a one-of-a-kind director, and it shows in the gritty as grit, Straw Dogs. A movie not for the faint of heart, or cat lovers. 

    Straw Dogs has a very interesting combination. Sam Peckinpah travels to England to direct his first non-Western. Dustin Hoffman plays the protagonist, but for most of the movie, he's a non-macho sissy kitty with an extremely dysfunctional marriage to Susan George. Their marriage is as rocky as Rocky Balboa, and they argue over…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Caitlin

    ★★★★★

    um I enjoyed a war movie........ I'm shell shook

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    Arielrocks5

    ★★★★★

    Something that caught my eye early on (that I pointed out on Twitter) was the way there seems to be no consistency with how this place is constructed. It's very reminiscent of some dreams I've had in the last couple of months that have revolved around movement.

    One minute, I'd be standing in the middle of New York, the next, I would be walking my way from there into the middle of a grocery store and wouldn't be able to…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    deah

    ★★★★

    this movie STRESSED me the FUCK out I was on edge 80% of the time, if it weren't for Harry styles making me go "lmao that's Harry styles" to diffuse the tension every ten minutes, I would've popped a fucking blood vessel 
    so thank you, harry styles.

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Marianna Neal

    ★★★★★

    I don't think I've ever been this consistently stressed during a film, beginning to end. All tension, no bullshit. Also, everything else: just wow. I'll attempt filming a review tomorrow, which will probably just be me gushing semi-coherently for 5 minutes.

    UPDATE: click here to hear/see the gushing

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Kurtis Smejkal

    ★★★★★

    In the four years I've been a film critic, I've never heard such passionate applause during a standing ovation. Only one film has garnered that response from a room full of critics and that's Dunkirk.

    This film is amazing on so many levels. I'm not a huge fan of Nolan, but this is without a doubt his best film (I'd say before this his best was The Prestige). The cinematography, score, cast, writing, direction. These are all perfect in every…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Wes

    ★★★★½

    a list of things i will never able to do again thanks to dunkirk in imax:

    1. sleep

    2. eat

    3. breathe

    4. function like a human being 

    5. cry harder than i already have

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    Milez Das

    ★★★★★

    With my heart beat increasing every second until the projector screens the Warner Bros. Logo on the IMAX screen a long silence spreads around the theater.

    Allied Soldiers are surrounded by the German Army on the beaches of Dunkirk, with every breathing soul trying to get on the boat, the intensity starts to increase from air, the land and the sea.

    We start to question Will they get out of it? Or are they going to be killed by the…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ben radetski

    Initially when Nolan cited Bresson's influence on this film I was confused, I couldn't see the connection. As the film's marketing began to ramp up and I began to see more and more actual footage from the film, I became even more hesitant of Nolan's statement. Now that I have actually seen the film, I can confidently say that Nolan's comments are some of the most disrespectful I have ever heard come out a filmmaker's mouth regarding the medium. Rest…