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  • The World Is Yours

    The World Is Yours

    ★★★★

    What a fun time at the movies! Director Gavras offers a perfect blend of genre’s. Creating a twisty heist scheme through the well trodden territory of low level dealers and stealers. With each of the characters flush in personality. It’s a ride full of memorable shenanigans both comedic and dramatic in tone. Occasionally it stretches the boundaries of plausible reality. But it’s not enough to distract from those that endear us to its protagonist and the hope for a new…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★★★½

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and company manage to delicately dig the depths of longing. Where we find that special spark many people never find in a lifetime. And the dance they discover in that place is so rare it would make the scarcest jewels cry to watch them shine. An aging rock star is rapidly approaching judgement from the demons tormenting his life when he crosses paths with his perfect counterpoint. His gift for music and desire for life is…

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    Christopher Nolan has crafted a masterpiece of cinema. If I could give this 6 stars I would. 
    I remember reading Alfred Hitchcock saying something to the effect "as a story teller within this visual medium we have two chief responsibilities, to manipulate time and show not tell". If you could show it without words you are responsible as a director to do so. Or else you cheat the audience he would say. Not an exact quote but that was the…

  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★½

    It was before I was born but I remember as a little kid watching Neil Armstrong on replay of the Moon landing and thinking this guy was the real Superman. He had to be. Right?! First Man only confirms this idea for me. With the heartbreak festering inside himself at the loss of his daughter and to then see such a psychological powerhouse of focus and ability to stay on point through every struggle and challenge is something I still…