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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    First time seeing this in the theater and it holds up... Dolby is phenomenal in all the places you’d expect.

  • Blinded by the Light

    Blinded by the Light

    ★★★

    This is a coming of age story that you've seen a thousand times before but from the perspective of a completely different segment of society.

    It combines the expected 80s nostalgia and fish-out-of-water with the suddenly relevant again issues of immigration, stagnating global economies, and the resurgence of nazi fascist ideology.

    All in all, it's an enjoyable watch with a solid soundtrack.

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  • Hellboy

    Hellboy

    This movie tells you right away what it is: gratuitously gory and noisy, as in, people never shut up, they’re constantly describing everything going on. 

    Some fun set pieces are utterly wasted in service of an uninteresting rehash of a story.

  • The Beach Bum

    The Beach Bum

    ★★

    McConaughey’s performance as Moondog is the pinnacle of his “alright, alright, alright...” ethos. I can’t help but see it as the flip side of Nic Cage’s performance as Red Miller in Mandy (2018). It is an effortless performance surrounded by a load cast failing at bit roles.


    The movie is loaded with moments of laughable absurdity, but they don’t function in the service of anything. The comic moments are ruined by being so detached from the real world around them.…