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  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★★★

    I grew up watching David Suchet's version of Hercule Poirot with my grandparents and my mother, so I have a personal fondness for the character. When I saw the trailer for this new Murder on the Orient Express, I was unsure how I felt about seeing Kenneth Branagh taking on the role. I showed it to my mom, and she was not happy about his mustache, an iconic aspect of the character. But I knew I still had to watch…

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★★

    After finishing the main story in Mario Odyssey, I now have free time to watch movies again. And today I saw Thor: Ragnarok, and it's just the film I wanted: fun, funny, and exciting. Easily the best of the three solo Thor films, and possibly my favorite MCU film yet. This has been an excellent year for comic book movies, and Ragnarok might be it's best. This is a fast paced and incredibly enjoyable popcorn flick with not a single…

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    La La Land is a magical experience, to put it simply. It's uplifting yet sad at times, but with an ending that sends your emotions soaring. Like some people say, I laughed, I cried. I felt incredibly connected to the characters, and I really wanted to see them succeed both as a couple and to achieve their dreams. You'll have to watch the movie to see if they succeed. Both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone give great performances, excelling at…

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight

    ★★★★★

    Wow. What a powerful and riveting piece of filmmaking this is. Spotlight has a powerhouse ensemble cast, and had the chance of becoming an acting showcase, but instead, the performances are there to enhance the film's story. This is very much a plot driven film, and while not my favorite approach, I was very much invested in the plot. But I don't want to diminish the acting, because everyone does an excellent job. The stand out is the award worthy…