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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    ★★½

    I was thinking if I should give this 3 stars just because Davy Jones remains an incredible piece of creation but I gotta stick to my guns. This movie doesn’t function well. It’s a 2 1/2 hour first act of a movie

  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

    ★★★½

    This movie has grown for me in subsequent rewatches and I now find myself being charmed by the Amblin-esque tone and glossy production in places. I think comparing to the other mad max movies is kinda a mistake considering the tragic conditions it was made under but this is an adventure movie...its not quite a mad max movie, tho I admit, what a mad max movie changes everytime! So I’m just being obstinate I guess 

    But I’d be lying if…

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  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★★★★

    I don't say this lightly:

    Quite possibly one of my favorite films of all time

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    About as close as we will ever get to seeing what Buster Keaton would have done with 100 million dollars.

    If ROGUE NATION was the summation and celebration of the MISSION IMPOSSIBLE series the FALLOUT is the summation of who Ethan Hunt is.

    And yes Ethan Hunt is Tom Cruise and all these movies play with the meta textual nature of where he is in his career. But it's also about the psychology of what makes this character tick and…