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  • The Big Lebowski

    The Big Lebowski

    ★★★★★

    Considering that The Big Lebowski is my absolute favorite film of all time, it’s maybe strange that this is my first watch in four years. I think that although I adore this film with every fiber of my body, I don’t want to risk wear it out. However, if there’s ever been a time of need for this film, it’s these times. After a week and a half of teaching at distance, which is by far the most exhausting thing…

  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★

    After having seen the entire Planet of the Apes-series, I find that Rise of the Planet of the Apes gains a newfound strength in light of the entire series. Rather than a reboot, the film fits surprisingly well in as a prequel and a logical start for the series themes, like slavery while also adding in the ethical debate of science. Part of what makes it work so well is the amount of time spent on building up the matter;…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    “We didn’t do anything”
    “Then who killed the world?”

    From the moment that Mad Max: Fury Road started, I couldn’t stop smiling. I sat through the entire first half of the movie with a giant smile on my face and partially even laughter, but by the end of the movie I had experienced both tears and gotten my mind blown to smithereens. George Miller’s fourth Mad Max movie is an action masterpiece, it packs in a superb soundtrack and so…

  • Jaws

    Jaws

    ★★★★★

    “I'm not going to waste my time arguing with a man who's lining up to be a hot lunch”

    Yesterday, I saw Jaws for the umptieth time and it struck me that it was not only a perfect movie, but also a perfect viewing.

    I don't exactly know why, but to watch Steven Spielberg's breakthrough yesterday was such a perfect fit. The pleasant breeze of the summer have just started to crawl in and the last few days have meant…