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  • Justice League

    Justice League


    It certainly has some significant, glaring flaws, but this honestly did exactly what I was hoping it would do. Batman v. Superman was a movie that really didn’t work for me; I found it to be poorly constructed, narratively convoluted, and just straight-up unpleasant. Moral darkness can be interesting and useful, but I feel it went too far in that case. However, in my BvS review, I said at the end that I still had hope for a satisfying payoff,…

  • Who's That Knocking at My Door

    Who's That Knocking at My Door


    While it is perhaps more notable for its somewhat novel attributes than for its qualities as a film, Martin Scorsese's debut exhibits how capable Marty was with cinema as an art form right from the beginning. The reality-mimicking acting style, the kinetic and engaging cinematography, and the fascinating underlying themes all indicate that they're being presented by someone with a definite vision. Marty clearly wants to tell a story about how religion can insidiously control people, and while I can't…

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  • Reservoir Dogs

    Reservoir Dogs


    I gave this movie a 4.5 the last time I saw it.

    What the hell was I thinking?

    It never ceases to amaze me how this movie is so great and was made for so little. I also can't believe this is only my 4th favorite Tarantino movie.

  • Arrival



    Within 8 seconds, I was in love again. I think this is the only movie, other than Pulp Fiction, that I've watched twice within two months.