A remake of a remake, Magnificent Seven still manages to find fresh air. Much of the humor found certainly feels modern-ish, but no modern western has felt so much like an Eastwood classic quite like M7. Some characters do feel expendable, but for the most part I was very much intrigued by these characters, specifically Ethan Hawke's. The long, wide shots of the country and sunset are beautiful to look at, and I give huge praise to Mauro Fiore, the film's cinematographer. Worth a watch!
The Shallows was so much better than expected. It was both suspenseful and scary, and there were scenes where I was nearly on the edge of my seat. Another huge praise I can give this film is its gorgeous color pallet and cinematography, which truly captures beauty of this not-so-beautiful island. Blake Lively also gives possibly her best performance yet. However, the negatives I have with this film are some plot points that aren't fully utilized, as well as the…