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  • Sound of Metal

    Sound of Metal

    ★★★★½

    A profoundly moving experience; one that I did not expect. Sound of Metal is–an overall familiar setup–carried by masterclass performances, cinematography, and sound design that leaves the viewer with much to reflect on.

    Riz Ahmed (whom I first saw in Nightcrawler, 2014) continues to be the top-tier actor that he proves to be. His character, Ruben, is a heavy-metal/punk drummer who suddenly begins to lose his hearing moments before a gig. While his character's mannerisms speak on their own, I…

  • Honest Thief

    Honest Thief

    ★★

    As far as your Liam Neeson action films go, it's certainly not the worst. It's worth a watch.

    What impressed me the most here wasn't Neeson, however. It was Jai Courtney's performance. He really sold that crooked-cop, up-to-no-good character. A solid casting choice! As for the rest, they're all fine. Nobody was all that out of place.

    Now when it comes to the actual plot... there's just nothing all that exciting going on in the film as almost everything feels…

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★

    Smart enough to keep you invested and on your toes, but silly enough to keep everything light and fun.

    What I enjoyed the most was the characters. There's no actor who didn't show up to perform and they did that extremely well. That being said, some characters felt as though they were underused and rather just there to fill up space. I didn't enjoy that.

    The stars, to me, are Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Toni Collette. Everything about…

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    For one, I am beyond glad that Christopher Nolan didn't opt to let this go to VoD or through a digital streaming service. Films like this belong in the cinema and the experience is well worth it, especially for Tenet.

    Now, it's tough to describe the premise of Tenet. In short, it's about a nameless lead known simply as "The Protagonist" on a secret, international, time-warping mission to prevent a disastrous World War III from happening.

    If you were under…