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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    My four stars is more based on the sheer spectacle of what Christopher Nolan has given us this time around. But "Dunkirk" wouldn't be half the movie it is without Han Zimmer's near perfect score. Just like he did in "The Dark Knight Rises" Zimmer sets the tone early and his shrieking strings tense you up for nearly 2 hours.

    I know people are putting this up near the top of the list of Nolan's films, and I get it,…

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★½

    Full disclosure, me, Matt, just got around to this film today, and there really isn't a reason to change the current rating on this film as it's pretty damn good. Good hero, great villain, and while you have Gary Oldman hamming it up to a certain degree, there is the apes story and it's something special.

    -Matt

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★★

    There isn't much to say about "Boyhood" that hasn't already been said. It's a gamble that turned into something transcendent, something pure, something honest, something universal. While I understand an audiences' apprehension about the "coming-of-age" genre, "Boyhood" is something else that goes that genre and creates an honest film about growing up. While film's portray growing up as something sensational and how just one life event will determine your entire future and the type of person you WILL become, "Boyhood"…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    Considering this is a 104 minute horror film, there isn't a wasted second...it all counts for something.

    Jordan Peele has created a genre piece that rivals anything a major studio is putting out now. Forget about what people are saying that a studio had "balls" to put out "A Cure For Wellness," "Get Out" is a truly ballsy release for a first time director and who someone might consider just half of a comedy duo.

    First off, Key & Peele put…