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  • Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

    ★★★

    Fun movie. Rather ridiculous in terms of spy technology and such, and they always cheat the fight scenes with tons of cutting and shaky cam, but I guess that's what the MI movies are all about, right? And as far as MI movies go, I think this is the second best installment, after the first one from 1996.

  • Allied

    Allied

    ★★★

    While working undercover during WWII, two agents fall in love. But is the woman being honest about her identity? Fun movie, I enjoyed it. The assassination scene was nicely done.

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  • Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

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

    A man is raising his kids in the woods, brainwashing them against the modern world. They're factually intelligent, but culturally and socially inexperienced. The film never worked for me as I could never get myself to empathize with the annoyingly stupid condescending main character; he never felt real to me, he always felt like a concept that a writer came up with, despite Viggo Mortensen's worthy performance.

    I also did not think it was dramatically fair for no other characters…

  • Compulsion

    Compulsion

    ★★

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

    Starts out interesting as two apparent sociopaths murder a child and try to keep their crime a secret. It's a bit of a cat and mouse game as the police close in on them. Then Orson Welles appears and the film suddenly becomes preachy anti-capital punishment propaganda? Regardless on your views on capital punishment, it feels completely out of place for this to be the main subject of the closing act. Orson Welles's closing speech is not nearly as eloquent or stirring as the writer probably thought. I give the film a couple stars for the interesting first half, but the closing act was just pathetic.