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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    Oh man! Such a fun watch. Not sure how many times I've re-watched, but it's an easy one to revisit.

    We watched A Quiet Place last night, so it makes sense I'd be in the mood to watch Emily Blunt kill aliens.

    I miss Bill Paxton

  • Kedi

    Kedi

    ★★★★½

    It's a lovely doc with Turkish people waxing poetic about street cats while treated to beautiful cat cinematography. A short, but satisfying watch.

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

    Really enjoyed this one! I'm not much of a horror movie watcher, but this was really more in the thriller territory and great fun to watch.

    This movie made me realize how much I take sound and music for granted in cinema.

    Looking forward to Part II

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco

    ★★★★½

    I was entranced by the first few minutes. That other-worldly light on the milk crate preacher then juxtaposed with the almost painting-like shot of the two main characters waiting for the bus. The artifice of the moments created was an experience.

    Really a wonderful and sad film. Lots of beautiful shots and imagery. Along with a very compelling use of music and sound.

    So many interesting themes throughout, though a few resonated with me more than others. Things like holding…

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    The Cabin in the Woods

    ★★★½

    I do love subversion of a genre!

    Aside from terrible stoner cliche & Chris Hemsworth barely holding onto his American accent, this was really fun!

    A solid 3.5 out of 5 Mermen

    Thanks Joss Whedon

  • Seven Psychopaths

    Seven Psychopaths

    ★★★

    I loved In Bruges, but I didn't really love this one.

    Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, and Tom Waits... I really thought I'd love it. Individual performances were great. Walken is lovely to watch here.

    I guess I thought it was a little boring at times and that it tried a little too hard to be clever.

  • Stardust

    Stardust

    ★★★½

    What a fun adventure!

    Why have we not had a lightning pirates sequel?

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★½

    I felt like I was having an anxiety attack through large sections of this movie. I think that's a testament to Anderson really crafting the experience.

    It's beautiful and weird and chaotic and quirky. I enjoyed not knowing what was going to happen next.

  • Killing Them Softly

    Killing Them Softly

    ★★★★

    Here I am watching this in 2020 seeing James Gandolfini drinking himself to death while saying nothing matters and the the country is fucked. And Brad Pitt saying America is a business while calling bullshit on the politicians.

    All this while Ben Mendelsohn looks like he's melting.

  • Dragon Ball Super: Broly

    Dragon Ball Super: Broly

    ★★★★

    This is worth a watch based on the animation alone. It's really stunning. I was in awe of the skill and artistry that went into animating this film.

    Beyond the animation, I found this to be a really strong entry in the Dragon Ball universe. I've been an avid fan of Dragon Ball since I was young and it has remained a guilty pleasure of mine into my adult years. There are many terrible movies in the DBU and many…

  • The Goonies

    The Goonies

    ★★½

    I think I was supposed to watch this as a kid and then revisit it with nostalgia goggles later in life. Instead I watched this for the first time at 35. It's pretty fun at times, but I'm not sure I get the super cult following appeal that it has.

    Love that Sloth tho

  • Coherence

    Coherence

    ★★★½

    I was really ready to give this a lower rating and dig into what I didn't like about it, but then I read that is was basically filmed on no budget, in 5 days, with a large portion of it being improvised. With that in mind, color me impressed.

    I love the idea behind the movie. Sure it's laid out and explained in a very heavy-handed way for most of the movie, but given the movie-making conditions, I think a…