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  • City Slickers

    City Slickers

    ★★★½

    I made a cow! 

    Still a likable movie after all these years. And so progressive, calling out those guys for their less than 90s mentalities. 
    Also a good example of compassionate non-toxic masculinity.

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★

    The best movie version of a stage production that was never produced. 
    The entirety of this movie is built on stage production and music cues but was clearly so difficult to produce for the stage that it was shifted to film. 
    Egerton is pretty brilliant as his version of Elton and can belt just as well.
    More creative marketing that hid the fact that it was a musical and not a straightforward biopic.

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

    Maybe I'm giving this movie more praise than it deserves. But I'm not going to overthink it.

    I loved it.

    It's classic sci-fi. A not too distant future that has all the markings of our reality save for one aspect. And the McGuffin in this movie is the greatest of all sci-fi tropes: A.I.

    This is a small film with big ideas. Again, true sci-fi.
    There is no sprawling cast of characters with a purpose to serve (or worse no…

  • Moon

    Moon

    ★★★★

    This is real sci-fi. Not a big spectacle film of F/X shots humping each other. Thought provoking, science based, future tech.