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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    70mm unrestored print celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release. Seen at the Music Box theatre in Chicago.

  • Stronger

    Stronger

    ★★★★

    Emotionally stirring but not melodramatic, Stronger tells the story of Boston Marathon Bombing victim Jeff Bauman. Jeff Bauman, a simple costco employee with a crass Boston family and an on-and-off again girlfriend (Tatiana Maslany) becomes a symbol of hope in the face of tragedy.

    There's more this film than that. The obvious trauma and accountability that lies underneath Jeff's recovery after the attack is perfectly captured but what drives the film home is the parallel discovery of love and acceptance…

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

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

    I don’t understand why some people are not concerned.

    The above quote from Bill Gates was used in a trailer for the film. As the film unfolded, my mind brought back that Gates quote over and over and over. The film ends, at least for me, with that question and explains its importance. Because this film is so important let’s get the “filmy” stuff out of the way.

    Alex Garland made this film for 11 million euros which is roughly…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    I haven't seen the other Mad Max films. I'm also not a huge action movie person. With that in mind, this movie completely blew my mind. I knew it would. I saw the trailer in the theatres months ago and almost cried I was so excited. Even then you could see this film was special and Miller's vision was on a scale unlike many working today.

    I ended up seeing it in 3D which I wasn't necessarily looking to do.…