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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Inception
  • Moneyball
  • About Time

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  • Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

    ★★★★½

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    ★★★★★

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★

  • Man of Steel

    ★★★★½

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  • Mass

    Mass

    Full review - roberts-thoughts.com/2021/12/29/mass-intimate-raw-and-emotional-earnestness/

    The film’s rawness is needed for its themes to come across. It asks questions about the value of human life, but takes it to a deeper level and wonders if we can ever know who a person truly is.

    Is it actually possible to really know someone? When do people show us who they are, if ever? When should we forgive? Who deserves forgiveness? Can we accept forgiveness? How do we engage with people? How do…

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    Director Pablo Larraín and cinematographer Claire Mathon show off the massively lavish estate that, in another movie, might have the viewer dripping with awe and jealousy. But here, it's as welcoming as a prison. Diana has no interest in the increasingly over-the-top life she’s expected to live, what with a different outfit for each meal or church appearance. It’s all an exercise in vanity and narcissism of which she wants no part. Couple this with a haunting score from Jonny Greenwood, and you have one of the best technical marvels of the year, along with its compelling story.

    Full review - roberts-thoughts.com/2021/11/09/spencer-an-intimate-look-at-fame-and-responsibility/