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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★½

    I was familiar with a lot of the story of the early space program, but this told it in such a visceral, engaging way, and made the whole moment feel like I was experiencing it along with them.

  • The B.R.A.T. Patrol

    The B.R.A.T. Patrol

    ★★½

    I can't believe this came out a year AFTER Goonies. It's not really of the same caliber. But, I could see how this would be nostalgic fun. Still, it seemed to me more akin to an extended episode of Gilligan's Island.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    I found this movie very frustrating, as there were elements of brilliance and elements that fell very flat for me. It's a movie that gets inside of you and you won't be able to shake, that's for sure, and because of that I have to recommend it.

    We discussed this » in full on episode #79 of the Cinereelists podcast «, as well as the Top 9 Christopher Nolan films.

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  • Birdman

    Birdman

    ★★★★★

    I have a feeling this movie will continue to grow in my thoughts over the next few days. I'm amazed at what I just saw.

    The film covers just a couple days before the big opening of a Broadway play with a has-been star played by Michael Keaton. The film deals with issues of celebrity vs art, the search for authenticity and acclaim, priorities and choices. It's surprisingly funny and the acting is too-notch. But the star of the show…