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  • Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

    Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is shaping up to be the best trilogy I've seen in the last few years.

    A lot of this film is setup for the inevitable third act, which I can understand to a degree, but while the first half of this film had some good parts, it didn't really start to take off until close to the second act. Thankfully, they do have some character development this time around and they're not as stock as they were in the…

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Had a revelation while watching this, and I'm sure it's nothing new to some, but this is the first time I've really watched this film critically (and I still think it's one of the best films I've seen).

    The Holy Grail (and the water that gives eternal life) shouldn't be taken extremely literally, even though the Christian connections are literal and narratively striking.

    When Indiana Jones drinks from the Cup of Christ and then hands it to his father to…

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  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The film medium has been used as a canvas for love letters for some time now, but John Krasinski's A Quiet Place is one of the most beautiful and haunting ballads I've seen written for the big screen. It's clear what A Quiet Place is written for - his (and his wife Emily Blunt's) kids - and it's clear what it's about: the lengths a parent will go to make sacrifices for their children, and how frightening and virtuous those…

  • A Monster Calls

    A Monster Calls

    ★★★★★

    “Stories are wild creatures. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?”

    Well, A Monster Calls certainly wreaked havoc on my heart, that's for certain.

    Perfect casting. Wonderful illustrations. Dazzling CGI. A moving soundtrack. A story that I don't think I'll ever forget. This film has it all.

    We need more films like this. Movies like A Monster Calls provide healing in a way that is exclusive to this art form. That being said, it's still…