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  • My Scientology Movie

    My Scientology Movie

    ★★★★½

    Louis Theroux's newest film should not be pigeonholed to his last works, because it is better. It likely won't be a popular opinion but this film seemed largely more mature, if not somehow more satirical, than his Weird Weekends series. You can tell he is passionate about the project and it truly shows. Beyond all the very clever and interesting routes this doc takes, those I will not spoil, it is more than anything necessary. Necessary to explore the biggest…

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A war film akin to Saving Private Ryan and even better than last year's Hacksaw Ridge, Dunkirk is ambitious and exceedingly successful. Told in three overlapping timelines, and through the perspectives of three separate sets of characters, the plot weaves in and out informing each of the story lines of something else, and unlike many Nolan films all questions are largely answered. At some point in the film, you being to stop attempting to figure it all out and just…

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  • The Bad Batch

    The Bad Batch

    ★★★½

    A wholly impulsive and instinctual, if not fascinatingly cerebral, film. It is incredibly hard to describe. It is a visual experience and less of a film with a plot which both plagues it and enhances it; it genuinely has a unique feel. At times I felt like this ensemble was a demonstration in "if a film student got a budget and stars for a film," and at other times it felt wonderfully crafted in production design, music, and visual appeal.…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    There was a lot of bad with this film, yes. However there was a lot of good. So much good that I nearly put it at a 3.5 but I forgot about the gimmick cast and had to knock off a half a point but we will get in to that. Let us start off with a qualifier though: this is in no way a bad film. It isn't. It simply isn't an important one. If the first Guardians was…