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  • The Thin Red Line
  • Heat
  • The Card Counter
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  • Spider-Man

    ★★★★

  • The Crimson Rivers

    ★★★½

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    ★★½

  • Jack Reacher

    ★★★½

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  • It's a Wonderful Life

    It's a Wonderful Life

    ★★★★★

    “To George Bailey, the richest man in town!”

    Easily the best Christmas movie, but also probably the best movie. Perfect through and through.

    This time it hit me extra hard for a few different reasons:
    -Our cat ran away a few days ago and the amount of people who showed up in support to help us find him was truly heartwarming and it made us feel like maybe people are good. Felt a lot like the ending of this film.…

  • The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

    ★★★★★

    “One man looks at a dying bird and thinks there's nothing but unanswered pain, that death's got the final word, it's laughing at him. Another man sees that same bird, feels the glory, feels something smiling through it.”


    Terrence Malick’s masterpiece is equal parts poetic meditation and explosive madness. No war film before or since has more perfectly captured the simultaneous beauty of life and the savagery of human nature. We go from gorgeous nature photography to collecting human teeth.…

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  • Abducted in Plain Sight

    Abducted in Plain Sight

    ★★

    bishwahtthefyck?!?
    Wild twists and turns?! Yup! Tasteless and exploitative?! Yup!

    Structurally this thing is a MESS. The music and reenactments were BAD. Really felt like a waste of time just to find out what happened.

    And THEN I realized there were 42 minutes left. Sheesh.

  • The Last Samurai

    The Last Samurai

    ★★★★½

    “Tell me how he died”
    ”I’ll tell you how he lived”

    I went in expecting a cheesy action movie and what I got was a really beautiful story of redemption, honour, compassion, bravery and friendship. I was really surprised by how deeply I felt for these characters and I freakin’ bawled my eyes out at the end.
    For an American film, they were able to wonderfully incorporate the stylistic and thematic elements of the Samurai genre. The cinematography was breathtaking…