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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★★

    Man I don't know what people were complaining about, this movie is dope. It's beautiful and gruesome, and unlike Prometheus its pretensions at having deeper meaning are actually focused and interesting. But the real selling point is Fassbender, who takes an already good-to-very good movie and puts it right on the cusp of greatness.

    8 A-

  • Don't Think Twice

    Don't Think Twice

    ★★

    This movie's fatal flaw is that the improv we see is...bad. It's not horrible, like if you were at one of the shows you might chuckle a few times, but it's nowhere near "realistically have a shot at Saturday Night Live" good. The rest of the film is somewhat bland as well, but it would come together a lot better with a couple of funny improv scenes.

    5.5 C

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

    After fifteen years and at least a dozen viewings, it still gives me chills.

    10 A+

  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★★

    My enduring love for The Emperor's New Groove notwithstanding, this is probably the best animated film ever made, with a beyond impressive blend of thematic depth, narrative and moral complexity, memorable characters, and absurdly beautiful animation and music.

    I went with the English dub this time around, and it's a tough choice on whether I prefer it or the Japanese version. On the one hand, I have to admit some of the voice acting in the English dub isn't perfect,…