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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

  • Robbery

    ★★★½

  • A Cure for Wellness

    ★★★★

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  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★½

    There certainly is a lot to talk about here.

    From the off we start in media res during a battle between a young Latina woman, and a creature we (I) have never seen. Then Doctor Strange gets involved, destroys the monster and saves the woman. Normally I would applaud the lack of set up or origin story and appreciate getting right to it. But I don't know here. It feels like they are short changing America Chavez somewhat. It sorta…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    This thing really goes for the jugular, and thank god (Tom Crusie) that it does. Before the movie even starts we get a personal thanks from TC, and kudos to the cast and crew. Suck on that AMC Nicole Kidman promo! Hell, before the thank you started was the trailer for MI: 7, which made me cry despite having watched it like a dozen times at home.

    But when the film starts, it does so with a loving tribute to…

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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★

    I know this will not be a popular opinion, but I did not like this film.

    I found it a crushingly ponderous existential meditation.

    The film's plot is about a man who is a "stalker". This means that he is a bit of a tour guide to a location or realm called "the zone". The Zone is explained in the film, but only vaugely. We know it is supposed to be a place where wishes come true. The stalker is…

  • Garden State

    Garden State

    ★★★

    Oppressive.

    Take every bad review that you have ever read about a Wes Anderson film and apply it to this movie. This is quirk for quirks sake.

    A lot has been said about the great soundtrack. I agree, the music on the soundtrack is fantastic. I also feel the same thing about the soundtrack from the film DAZED AND CONFUSED. And I also feel that both soundtracks are obvious and overwhelming.

    This movie drowns in its mise-en-scène. It has a…