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  • Falling Down

    Falling Down

    ★★★★

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

    Falling down is highly symbolic and provocative. Schumacher's direction amplifies every emotion and twists the seemingly surreal into incredibly close to home.

    The plot is simple. Just a man who wants to go home after losing his job, versus a world that wants to take it's pound of flesh. Michael Douglas portrays the (almost) nameless every man on his journey, Along the way, he encounters incrementally escalating trials. Each encounter is clearly allegorical, representing a broader societal anxiety of the…

  • Snitch

    Snitch

    ★★★

    This had a remarkably good supporting cast. The cinematography, however, definitely felt its budget. Directors need to put more effort into what they do with their camera's when they don't have huge amounts of money to blow on sets. The story was even quite compelling, even if it had some preachy moments. Is it too much to ask for it to look good? I would have easily bumped it up a full star if it did.

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  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    ★★★★½

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

    To me, Watchmen was all about perspective. This movie takes what is clichéd about the super hero genre and turns it upside down. It's not a good vs. evil movie, at least not in a traditional sense, rather it is a movie about what is and what is evil. Good guys are sometimes bad guys and some bad guys might be considered good. Who lies on which side of the line is entirely up to you.

    (SPOILERS!!!!!)

    A variety of…

  • Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton

    ★★★½

    Fuck tha police