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  • GoldenEye

    GoldenEye

    ★★★★

    I suppose that this is the opening review in a series where my best friend/fellow Letterboxd user Peter Kolanowski will assign me a film to watch every week. I'll be doing the same for him. And, as you can already tell, his first mission for me happens to be the first foray for both director Martin Campbell and actor Pierce Brosnan in the Bond franchise.

    Probably one of the more recognizable chapters given the immensely popular Nintendo 64 game of…

  • Top Secret!

    Top Secret!

    ★★★½

    I'm sure we can all thank RedLetterMedia for the upsurge in reviews that this film will receive over the weekend.

    Though "Airplane!" still holds the top place in my heart when it comes to the comedies of ZAZ, I'm not gonna sit here and deny that I didn't enjoy the hell outta their 1984 musical spy lampoon, "Top Secret!". The film is scene after scene of comic engineering at its most utterly creative and immature. So much genuine and bizarro…

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  • At Eternity's Gate

    At Eternity's Gate

    ★★★★½

    Though the presence and impact of the narrative flows with varying degrees of cohesion, something that's almost certainly intentional, "At Eternity's Gate" captivates without fail from the moment the first lines of soft yearning are uttered over mournful darkness. Director/co-screenwirter Julian Schnabel paints an engrossing picture of unrivaled creative fortitude and deeply introspective existential melancholy as the final chapters of Vincent van Gogh's life draw to their inevitably heartbreaking close. Supported by impressive visuals, immaculate productions design and wardrobe, and…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    There are love letters to our inspirations and then there's "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," a film of such mind-numbing creativity, white-knuckle excitement, and genuine emotion that it may very well be one of the best tributes to superhero fandom ever made. The filmmakers manage to take the familiar and spin it in such a way that it feels as though we're able to experience falling for these characters all over again. It's an invigorating, top-notch flick whose heart is in…