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  • Manchester by the Sea

    Manchester by the Sea

    ★★★★½

    We all grieve, yet we grieve in many different ways. A death can make a family stronger, or destroy it. Some people never get over a loss. Others, find a positive out of a negative, and use their experience to educate and help others. I'm envious of those who've never experienced a significant loss. That's probably why it's not the end of the world for me when a celebrity dies. It's okay if you get upset when a famous person…

  • The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    ★★★★

    Will Arnett is my favorite Batman since Michael Keaton. It's the combination of his narcissistic attitude, 9 pack abs, the way he plagiarizes Michael Jackson and his VOICE! He has what I believe to be the quintessential Bat Voice. His lips were born to utter Bruce Wayne / Batman dialogue. With The LEGO Batman Movie, not only do we have a fun addition to the LEGO Cinematic Universe, but an interesting and deep chapter in the life of the Caped…

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★★

    Damien Chezelle's tale of a boy, his drums, and a teacher that speaks ever so loudly, and carries the biggest stick of badass this side of the Academy Awards, in one of the most heart pounding cardiac arrest breathtaking intense movies I've ever seen. The opening beat. The opening shot. The first time J.K. Simmons speaks. Groovy funky jazzy music makes all movies better. RIFIFI is the shit. Carter Burke? I knew Miles Teller was going to be special after…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★½

    The characters in the John Wick Cinematic Universe live in their own little world. They have their own code, currency, language and plenty of 5 star hotels to stay in. Everyone is connected. Every single person is a player in a giant game of chess. We don't see outsiders. Cops don't investigate. Damsels aren't in distress. Innocents don't get caught in the crossfire. It's like John Wick and the Gang are shadows living in an open world. Now, it's Chapter…