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  • 8½

    This was a hard one to get through, not gonna lie. Respect, but not my vibe.

  • RBG

    RBG

    ★★★

    Ruth lost her mother, Celia Ginsberg, at age 17. 68 years later, however, Ruth Bader Ginsberg is still fighting for sex equality -- following her mother’s advice: “Always be a lady and always be independent.” Those words carried Ruth through Harvard Law, where she met her husband Mitch. Mitch is characterized as a loud, gregarious type; the complete counter to Ruth’s stoic, no-small-talk presence.

    Throughout Ruth’s career, Mitch was right there behind her, moving to D.C., advocating for her Supreme…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★½

    Traditional Hollywood style storytelling and editing. No surprises here.
    The beginning of act two is spellbinding and it's wonderful to see Cooper and Gaga sing together. Truly wonderful honeymoon phase.

    Jumps in time feel off at some points. The meteoric rise of Ally's fame doesn't feel as organic as other elements of the film (Jack's relationship with his brother, Ally meeting Jack, singing/songwriting).

    In this way, I felt like the film did not live up to its own gravitas. It…

  • New York Stories

    New York Stories

    Life Lessons - Dir. Martin Scorsese

  • Gattaca

    Gattaca

    ★★★½

    Spectacularly simple visual style that holds up incredibly well over 20 years later.

  • Mission: Impossible III

    Mission: Impossible III

    wtf happened with M:I 2?? why was it so bad.

  • Mission: Impossible II

    Mission: Impossible II

    ½

    I couldn't finish it. Plot for 2nd graders who only listen to pop music. Excited for the 3rd one though.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

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

    Just gonna ramble here for a bit...

    Transcendental. Mystical.
    To quote Malick, "the way of Nature, the way of Grace..."

    I felt sadness, fear, and tears. I wanted to cry when they started levitating. Breathless. The feeling of love's redeeming grace and the power of people and relationships and the divine to pull you out of the Garden. It was eerie. My bookshelf was almost identical to Toller.

    Jeffers to Toller: "Even Jesus wasn't always in the Garden."

    And I…

  • The Notebook

    The Notebook

    the tears floweth

  • The Heretic

    The Heretic

    Interesting subject, boring form.
    Needed both sides of the story rather than a Rob Bell fanboy film.
    Showing the actual conflict and digging deeper... That's what would've elevated this doc.

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    If I could make just one movie like this, it'd all be okay.

  • Bright

    Bright

    ★½

    One of the "better" movies I've seen recently. I watch too many polished films. There's a lot of dumb stuff in this movie, but it was authentic. It felt like a small crew trying to do something big. The writing sucked, but it was fun.