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  • Species III

    Species III

    ★½

    I've been pretty busy the last two weeks. I joined a group of people interested in making films. I even got work as a paid camera op for a corporate video. We've been working on a script for our first short film, and it's finally finished. I was one of three writers, and responsible for completing the 1st draft, and contributing to the 2nd draft and the final version. When production starts, I'll be back on camera duties. When it's…

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★★★½

    Some of my readers know that the original King Kong was the first film I remember watching. Ever since I was little, I have loved giant monsters. The character of Kong has a very special place in my heart. And fantasy I had then, was a whole movie that takes place on Kong's island, filled with dinosaurs and monsters. Peter Jackson's remake hit some high notes in that regard, delivering a thrilling and engaging long stretch on Skull Island, with…

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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…