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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★½

    Superhero films (for me) tend to be in a pitfall of continuing a film series, or just trying to throw your favorite characters in to get you excited. There’s a vibe from most Marvel film’s that just make them really middling to me.

    Ryan Coogler seems to have gained full control or close to it for “Black Panther.” I have not seen a “Marvel Studios” film to have such emotion, such gorgeous cinematography, and such a story.

    I especially loved…

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★½

    I spent a long time wondering if Jesse Plemons was actually Matt Damon.

    I spent even longer wondering if this was a movie directed by Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Dailey. Their adaptation of National Lampoon’s “Vacation” was dreadful. Maybe they should just not be writers. They took this script and made it go smoothly. The third act though bordered on ludicrous. Other than that, I got some genuine laughs. There were not many ridiculous gags that plagued “Vacation.” Here, there is an even mix of running gags, slapstick, and wonderful banter.

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  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love

    ★★★★½

    Wow. How is this my first Paul Thomas Anderson film? I've been in the dark when it comes to watching good films it seems. That's how it seems what Barry Egan goes through when it comes to love. Adam Sandler's best role is perhaps my favorite part of what PTA did in the film.

    I saw a lot of me in Barry Egan. Forget the uncontrollable rage as that is not what I'm talking about. Rather the demeanor that is…

  • The DJ Khaled Documentary

    The DJ Khaled Documentary

    ★★★★★

    *Watches documentary*
    *Goes to log 257th movie*

    "Another one."