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  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  • Bone Tomahawk
  • Perfect Blue

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  • Cry Macho

    ★★★

  • Becket

    ★★★

  • The Shawshank Redemption

    ★★★★½

  • Tora! Tora! Tora!

    ★★★½

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  • A Company Man

    A Company Man

    ★★

    I've meant to watch this movie for a few years now, and when it was on sale fairly recently, I decided to pick it up. I saw that the reception was kind of middling, but I like these kinds of movies, and I liked the poster (even if it is kind of generic). Needless to say, I was very disappointed with what I ended up seeing.

    The plot is okay but bog-standard. There's almost nothing to differentiate it from the…

  • Conflagration

    Conflagration

    ★★★½

    As this is an adaptation of a novel, there's simply no way to discuss the movie without looking at it concerning the work it's based on. I'm a big fan of Yukio Mishima and read his Temple of the Golden Pavilion sometime last year. I'd been meaning to watch this adaptation for some time, as I adore the poster and really enjoyed the novel. I've heard somewhat mixed things about this, but I liked it a fair bit.

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  • Cry Macho

    Cry Macho

    ★★★

    A nice, watchable, simple jaunt about sacrifice and the simple life. Not bad!

  • Becket

    Becket

    ★★★

    It feels just a bit too artificial to really be a great religious drama. The Blu-ray is particularly poor as well, likely due to a poor source. This really needs a proper restoration (that will unfortunately never happen, I'm sure).

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★½

    Falls prey to many of the problems that afflicted prior Avengers movies had, but it feels like it's setting up for something great. Equal parts good and bad, it desperately needed something else, but I don't know what that something would be. Maybe the hype was too much, and I was expecting something greater, but I was pretty disappointed. I am, however, looking forward to part 2 next year. Don't let me down, Marvel!


    Edit: SPOILER

    I don't know how…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    I have read Ernest Cline's "pop culture Odyssey" Ready Player One three times. I loved it when I was 13, liked it when I was 14, and disliked it when I was 16.

    The book uses 80s pop culture references as a gimmick to rest on because nothing else is incredible. The prose is laughable, the writing is average at best and embarassing at worst, the characters are flat, and the plot structure has been done to death. Despite its…