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  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

    It was, after all, inevitable. Albeit primitive, there are few more powerful manifestations than that of a wounded beast's inherent cry for survival. Fear, mistrust and hubris are some of the echoes of this terrible cry; when buried deep down underneath, they acquire a violent resonance that can cause an avalanche of destructive, chaotic, all-consuming force. After that, nature simply takes its course. It's not so much a question of preventing it as it is avoiding getting swept away by…

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    ★★½

    A classic in its own right and a sweeping spectacle of color, movement and music, West Side Story delights in short and periodic bursts of energy between long stretches of empty melodramatic interplay consisting of dreamy contemplations, syrupy proclamations and mechanic disputations of love. Terribly overwrought and lacking nuance, the film handles its beats exclusively in contrasting, alternating fashion, dancing and singing its way through happiness with the light touch of a feather and through hardship with the heavy fall…

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  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★★★

    "Sometimes, to create one must first destroy."

    Why do we watch movies? Some would say it's just a way to pass the time. Others would say they watch movies for their entertainment values, the spectacle and escapism they provide. Others would say a good story is the reason. Others would say it's because of the artistry and craftsmanship that goes into putting together a movie, the process through which a movie is created, the work and effort required to bring…

  • GoodFellas

    GoodFellas

    ★★★★★

    "I'm gonna go get the papers, get the papers." - Jimmy Two Times

    "Paulie may have moved slow but it was only because Paulie didn't have to move for anybody." - Henry

    "Now go home and get your fucking shine box." - Billy Batts

    "Here's a wing!" - Tommy

    "Why don't you go fuck yourself, Tommy!" - Spider

    "Nice!" - Jimmy
    "Fucking great, what nice?" - Tommy

    "What did you say? Are you being a fucking wise guy with me?…