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  • On the Count of Three

    ★★★

  • Resurrection

    ★★★★½

  • Zodiac

    ★★★★½

  • Thirteen Lives

    ★★★★

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  • Her

    Her

    ★★★★★

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

    A movie about a relationship between a human and AI has maybe more to say about the human condition, relationships, emotion, and love than any movie about 2 humans ever has. This near distant future encapsulates possibly one of the most human and scientific philosophical conundrums we face as we evolve as a species and through technology. As creators of these AI's, how do we relate to them? Can we form genuine bonds and relationships with them? And if we…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★★

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

    I was floored by this movie. My anticipation for this film has been growing ever since it was first green lit a while back. As its release came closer I feared I had placed my expectations too high and would be disappointed, or at the very least underwhelmed. It exceeded my expectations.

    First of all, Hoyte Van Hoytema crushed it. Looking back at his previous work (Interstellar and Dunkirk) I should not have been surprised. There are a dozen shots…

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  • The Last Duel

    The Last Duel

    ★★★★

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

    While the "Rashomon", multi-perspective format isn't new I did find it interesting how Scott made the 3 different perspectives play off each other. Damon is clearly established as the supposed protagonist at the beginning of the film. When it shifted to Driver, I assumed he would be shown as an equally honorable person, even if misguided and willfully ignorant to his actions. However, Scott went the other direction and clearly showed him as a vile and guilty man. The twist…

  • The Other Guys

    The Other Guys

    ★★★★

    This has aged so well and is probably Ferrell's most underrated comedy. Wahlberg and Keaton are also terrific.