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  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    ★★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★★½

  • The Rescue

    ★★★★

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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After having just seen Batman v Superman it was great to be reminded of what a comic book movie can really be. It's not just about spectical and plot, although it nails those, what I love about the X-men movies so much is what they're really about; character and ideals.

    The climax of the movie sums this up perfectly...If this was any other superhero movie, the Professor would have taken control of Mystique to prevent her from killing Trask. The…

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★

    It's suddenly time to be somber and shameful for all the fun you've had and good you've done. This is the movie of our time.

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  • The Many Saints of Newark

    The Many Saints of Newark

    Walked out.

    Telling the only story one is allowed to tell now, and for the last few years or so.... Black people are victims. Women are victims. And white men are evil.

    Imagine all of humanity as a massive tapestry hung on the side of a giant warehouse... Showing our past, present, future, triumphs, failures, atrocities, and hope... The only part of that story that is allowed to be told right now is a patch the size of a pinhead.…

  • Public Enemies

    Public Enemies

    ★★★★

    There's something missing for me where it doesn't quite knock it out of the park, but this is certainly a good movie.

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  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★★

    Stylish. Intense. Funny. Violent. Awesome.

    My only complaint is the opening scene is SO good, that I wish there was more like it throughout. But I don't think that counts as a criticism.

  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    ★★★★½

    I hadn't seen this since it first came out in theaters 6 years ago...

    Same as I felt then, this movie is TOO EFFECTIVE for me to really enjoy. The tension that builds in almost every scene and the violence that it typically culminates with are masterfully done, but I get the sense I'm not taking it in the way Tarantino intended. I *think* there's supposed to be cathartic moments throughout. I *think* there's a fair amount of comedic beats…