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  • Stalker

    Stalker

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Definitely a film that makes you think. Cinematography among the best I've ever seen, but at the same time I think that most of the scenes lingered too long. It is one thing to pause for gravity and emphasis, it's another to be sitting at a crossroads, not moving and just staring at what is basically a slightly moving picture in a film. The sepia contrast images were just beautiful, and really the whole film is beautiful from an art…

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  • The Rugrats Movie

    The Rugrats Movie

    ★★★★

    Can't believe this holds such a low rating. This is my first watch since I was a kid, and all of the adult humor hit perfectly. Great way to show the themes of selflessness, sibling love, and unbound friendship. It's adorable and keeps your attention the whole time without ever letting up. There are a couple of voice acting issues and it's not dark enough to be a true adult and kid film hybrid, but it's definitely a family film that adults can enjoy, and makes me miss the Rugrats cartoons of my childhood.

  • Varan

    Varan

    ★★★½

    Definitely is an underrated Kaiju gem. The cinematography and score are superior to most of the Toho Kaiju films that preceded it, and even though Godzilla is the more beloved, I liked Varan better. The human story may not be a nuclear question, but the question of humans believing in an illusion of control over the world they live in. My wife and I loved the cat-like antics of Varan and it was cute enough that we were pretty sad…

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  • The Long Good Friday

    The Long Good Friday

    ★★★★½

    Wow, that score is unmatched. This is also better than anything I've seen come out of Scorsese's visions of gang life. What's strange is that this is quite a formulaic gangster film, but the execution of the formula is immaculate. Hoskins puts in a killer performance, Mirren and him present probably the most endearing gangster couple I've seen yet, and the film never lets up until even after the credits roll. Young Pierce Brosnan is very disconcerting, as this is…

  • King Kong

    King Kong

    ★★★★

    King Kong is so uncharacteristically bloody and violent in comparison to any other film I've seen from this era! So much death, carnage, and ripping apart the jaws of your enemies! The acting isn't bad and though the pacing stalls around the hour mark, the last forty minutes of the film more than make up for any issues the earlier part of the film had. Obviously the stop motion is genius and the special effects have had a lasting effect…