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  • The Mad Fox

    The Mad Fox


    The Mad Fox is a film I really need to stew on. It's beautiful, well crafted and fascinating... but I don't know if it'll end up being a new favorite. The story at the beginning is a bit mundane but necessary to create the off-screen story and to set-up our leads. The first half of the film, with it's drab color schemes and almost political drama kept me at arm's length for a bit, and kept wondering if the scroll called…

  • They Came to Cordura

    They Came to Cordura


    They Came to Cordura and The Man From the Alamo being paired up finally makes sense to me as they're both examinations of cowardice and bravery but viewed through two very different lenses.

    They Came to Cordura is definitely an interesting western. It takes place in 1916 (rather late for a western) but is also part war film. The nostalgia of "The Old West" is wearing off as the looming threat of World War I is on the horizon.

    What I appreciate…

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  • Rocketman



    Elton John’s “Rocket Man” is, IMO, one of the most beautiful songs ever written. So getting to see Taron Egerton sing the song while blasting off into the air and exploding into fireworks is officially my favorite cinematic moment of the year.

    I loved it.

  • Amityville 1992: It's About Time

    Amityville 1992: It's About Time


    Anityville 1992: It’s About Time is a weird enigma of a contradiction for me because it’s not good but I loved it. There’s so much weird attention to detail, yet it feels like the person in charge of quality control was on a smoke break. It rides a line of being brilliant in a bonkers way and being poorly done. I’d literally change how I felt from scene to scene.

    I didn’t care about any of the characters and we…