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  • The Fundamentals of Caring

    The Fundamentals of Caring

    ★★★

    Feels like a poor man's Little Miss Sunshine. And why did he have to pee over the ledge?

  • BlacKkKlansman

    BlacKkKlansman

    ★★★★

    It's nice to see Spike Lee making actual films again instead of Old Boy Remakes. He is best when he is able to speak on race issues and have a certain amout of swagger. BlacKkKlansman opened with all of the positive qualities I expect from a Lee joint.

    John David Washington is superb as a soul brother/white man and Adam Driver is excellent as per usual. Spike does a great job of bringing emotional ties into the story. As a white male, the concluding scene in Charlottesville was put into greater perspective. This film is worth a view.

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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★★

    It's not that Dead Men Tell No Tales is a bad film, it's just that it has no original content. Most of the film feels like a rehash of the original, with a new Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightly. The plot is essentially the same: a curse needs to be broken, familial ties are involved in solving this curse, and Jack Sparrow is particularly infamous and yet simultaneously unknown to many of the characters.

    Quite frankly, the charm has run…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    "The nun's taught us there were two ways through life, the way of nature and the way of grace". Tree of Life explores existence. It explores life spirituality, and meaning. It' doesn't boast any explanations, but rather ideas to ponder and wrestle with. Malick attempts to capture the beauty and darkness of the world. He does so in one of the most beautifully visually appealing films ever. If you can spend 2 hours pondering life and existence, then this film is a must see. If you're just here to be entertained stay away. Watching this movie is a religious experience.