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  • Doctor Sleep

    Doctor Sleep

    ★★

    Less Stanley Kubrick, more comicbook movie(?) if that makes any real sense.

    Nothing in regards to the newer elements of this movie really worked for me, at least very rarely. A good chunk of it felt very underdeveloped and/or rushed depending on which aspect we talk about, and ended up leaving me mostly unsatisfied rather than intrigued. The more supernatural elements came across as a tonal clash to the narrative and really pulled me out of the story at points,…

  • Raging Bull

    Raging Bull

    ★★★★★

    I'm just going to take a few minutes and gush over this movie since I'm a late bloomer when it comes to Martin Scorsese movies, which I really hate to admit since most people around me have seen the bulk of his filmography.

    This is the 6th of his films I've seen so far, everyone proceeding this one (ignoring Gangs of New York) has been fantastic for myself personally.

    Not all of them are perfect, but at the very least…

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  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    ★★★★

    Finally got around to seeing this and it was long, long overdue. Of all the westerns I've seen so far none have received the hype & praise that people have given me about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, so my expectations were quite high going in.

    And for the most part, the love people have for this film is so understandable. But on that note, so is some the hate it gets from critics too.

    Easily the films biggest highlight…

  • Ghostwatch

    Ghostwatch

    ★★★½

    Lesley Manning's Ghostwatch is the kind of thing the mockumentary genre as a whole needs to strive towards in order to be successful. Rather than simply thinking this type of filmmaking is more realistic to their story and simply relying on that vague execution, I never doubted that Ghostwatch was staged, not for a second. Every minute feels legit & constantly had me intruiged with where the events in the film were headed, something these films generally lack. The character dynamics…

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  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters

    ★★★½

    I know what you're going to say, I can hear it already.

    'Underdeveloped characters'

    'Stupid character motivations'

    'Terrible dialogue'

    'Silly plot elements that are way too over-the-top'

    'Everything is far too excessive'

    'Why is there so much CGI?'

    Well kids, welcome to your first Toho Godzilla movie!

    Godzilla: King of Monsters is basically the classic Toho films that inspired this epic creature coming back to life infront of our very eyes. As a long-time fan of those films, I couldn't…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★★½

    Todd Phillips' Joker is the injection the comicbook film genre as a whole was begging for. At a time when diversity is really something I needed since these films are sure to continue to be prevalent for at least the next 5 years or so, this couldn't have come at a better time.

    The discussion surrounding this movie has been both fascinating & truly disappointing at a time when I feel fans of comicbooks, superheroes or just good movies in general…