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  • If Beale Street Could Talk

    If Beale Street Could Talk

    ★★★

    Man, that entire first act was on fire! From the intro to that family feud, I was blown away by how effected I was by another family's situation. Then, 60 minutes later, the movie eventually ended. This was sadly my experience with Barry Jenkins latest work of art. The film somehow never arose back to that same level of intensity nor engrossment I found within it's initial 30 minutes. I was waiting for another portion of the film to sweep…

  • Vice

    Vice

    ★★★½

    I fail to understand some of the criticism for this one..

    - The narration wasn’t too prevalent nor annoying.
    - The editing was no where near as sporadic as The Big Short. In that regard, it was not that hard to follow. 
    - McKay’s execution was not overly pretentious.
    - It didn’t feel like the angriest movie of the year.
    - The second half was not too boring nor did the movie feel too long for me. 

    All I find…

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★★

    Under The Skin, simply put, is basically the Eraserhead of 2014. I really loved the experience, because, that's what it is. Not a movie, but an entire out of body experience. The end result of the shots, sounds and emotions don't flow together to create a narrative, but an entire new dimension you'll be visiting for its duration. It is not easily understood at a cerebral level, because that was never intended to be the case. It is, as cliche…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★

    After starting out with such humble beginnings at Troma Entertainment, James Gunn hits it big with Marvel Studio's WTF fest, Guardians of the Galaxy. This Firefly meets Star Wars meets The Expendables mash up is Kevin Feige's first film in his cinematic universe not held down by any expectations what so ever. This being said, it has full artistic control over itself in every way. Because this movie has no chance of making fanboys leave the theater saying, "That's not…