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  • The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises

    ★★★★

    Michael Bay directs a movie about American Fighter pilots during the Pearl Harbour attacks, and I couldn't be more fucking bored. He lays on a sappy love story which results in 3 hours of eye rolling.

    Hayao Miyazaki writes and directs a movie about Japanese Plane engineers leading up to WW2, and I'm suddenly intensely interested about aeronautical history. He lays on a love story, and I tear up like I've just minced a hundred onions.

  • Central Intelligence

    Central Intelligence

    ★★

    A lazy watch good for a few giggles

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  • Senna

    Senna

    ★★★★½

    When Ayrton Senna describes winning a race like taking a powerful drug, you really believe him. Race after race, as he stands on the first place podium pouring champagne over himself, he has a look of pure ecstasy on his face. He loved Motorsport and he loved winning.
    His team doctor recollected Senna's humility being so rare amongst race drivers, and you can sense his personal and professional growth as the film progresses. It drew me in and left me gutted knowing where it ended.

  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★★

    This movie is so great, I'm amazed I never saw it growing up. Modern action movies can't keep my attention like this one could, and this was the extended edition. I'm not sure what was left out in the theatrical cut, but each scene in this seemed essential.
    Also, now I finally understand the context of "they mostly come at night... mostly".