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  • Rio Bravo

    ★★★★½

  • Return of the Jedi

    ★★★★

  • Fire in the Mountains

    ★★★½

  • The Return of Ringo

    ★★★★

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Beautiful in its simplicity. On the surface, this is all about the multiverse, the infinite versions of a person that populate the hypothetical plane of all realities. But really, it is about the One. Unity. The immeasurable gulf between us and those around us.

    Each of us contain possibilities. I connected deeply with Michelle Yeoh's character, Evelyn. I myself am a jack of all trades and feel like a master of none. I don't believe in the possibility of my…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    The most disappointing thing about our current technology-driven dystopia is how uncool it all is. We don’t have cybernetic implants, actual robots, or psychedelic technology. When The Matrix came out, the internet was full of promise. Ideas like democratization and decentralization were the dreams of the day. Now that moment feels like a missed opportunity. Gone are the anonymous hackers and anarchists. [They aren't gone so much as covered up by the clutter of capitalism. I really recommend Cory Doctorow…

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  • Rio Bravo

    Rio Bravo

    ★★★★½

    Looking forward to writing about this for my next Westerns column on MovieJawn!

  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    ★★★★

    This has lower lows than either of the first two films, but it also has higher highs. The Jabba stuff feels like an episode of a Disney+ series, and not in a bad way. But the Luke/Vader/Palpatine stuff at the end is maybe some of the most transcendent stuff in the entire saga.

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