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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Far and away my favorite film this year. I was skeptical about Nolan making a war film, but I shouldn't have been. This story plays heavily to his strengths. There is not a lot of dialogue. so the impact is all made through the visuals and tension.

    I love the array of characters Nolan chooses to focus on. The film has a lot to say about what constitutes bravery and cowardice. It makes no judgements on any of these characters.…

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★

    Worthy conclusion but bloated.

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  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★★★★★

    "Gravity is an experiment in minimalist blockbuster film making."-Sound On Sight podcast

    I heard this quote just a few minutes after leaving the theater, and I love it. First off I love it because it is true and secondly I love it because Gravity succeeds in a big way. Gravity proves that you can make a big budget film,with movie stars, that relies more on aesthetics than narrative, and that movie can be original, entertaining, and bottom line awesome. Gravity…

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★½

    I almost didn't go see Edge Of Tomorrow in the theater. I had trailer burn out from the number of times I was subjected to the trailer for this movie. The first time I saw it I thought it could be good, then came the next dozen times. I heard the "Sci-fi Groundhog Day" talk and I was about as disinterested as I could get. Thankfully the tomato meter and some twitter buzz brought me back around. I was able…