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  • Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    ★★★

    An Analysis of the Sincerely Complicated Nature of WW84 

    After three years, and audiences rejuvenated by the news of Zack Snyder’s Justice League actually existing, audiences were eager to dip their toes back into the divisive DCEU with Wonder Woman 1984. A sequel that sees director Patty Jenkins return with Gal Gadot and Chris Pine, alongside Pedro Pascal (Max Lord) and Kristen Wiig (Barbara/Cheetah) in the beloved mid-80s. After the first film took audiences by storm and showed that the…

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★★

    Throughout Pixar’s history, their mass appeal, and a roster of characters that have connected with many people far and wide, they have maintained a resounding sense of consistency. When taking into consideration how emotionally rich so many of their films have been, it’s hard to find another slate of films that have excelled at their job time after time. With their 23rd feature, Soul, longtime Pixar talent, Pete Docter may have uncovered the fabric of their DNA as a studio,…

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  • The Last of the Mohicans

    The Last of the Mohicans

    ★★★

    Lots of technical elements to appreciate here starting with the camerawork. Michael Mann on film is an entirely different beast. Love the way it shoots violence and frames it as immediate and fatal. It never gazes on violence in a grotesque or visceral way and I appreciate that. 

    Wes Studi is also terrific. Kind of outclasses DDL for me here which sounds ridiculous considering that it’s DDL. Just found him to be a bit one note for my tastes. Which…

  • Traffic

    Traffic

    ★★★★

    Soderbergh’s epic. 

    A movie that asks tough questions, and delivers equally as tough results. It interrogates human nature, and how we navigate the consequences of our actions in a world stripped of it’s promises for a better world around us.

    This might actually benefit tremendously being a DVD. It feels earnest, earthly, almost untouched in how it looks and that leans heavily into how the movie is supposed to make you feel. Soderbergh doesn’t miss with the documentary style camerawork…

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  • Snow Steam Iron

    Snow Steam Iron

    ★★★★½

    If Denis Villeneuve wasn't the best film-maker working today, Zack Snyder would have the best shot selection in all of Hollywood. This guy shot this movie on an iPhone and it looks better than most movies released on a budget 1,000 times the price of an iPhone X! Snow Steam Iron is a firm reminder that Snyder is one of the purest Hollywood visionaries working today. 

    In Snow Steam Iron we see a corrupt system in the snow laced streets of New…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★½

    Quite possibly the most ambitious film of 2014, Richard Linklater's, 'Boyhood' is a stunning work of art and one of cinema's finest achievements. This film is shot over 12 years of time from the years 2002-2014, following a boy by the name of Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane) throughout this time span.

    To be quite honest, I don't think I've ever resonated with a film more in my entire life. Following this boy growing up was absolutely incredible to watch,…