Eli Brau

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  • Blow Out
  • Thief
  • Scanners
  • Possession

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  • Ambulance

    ★★★★½

  • Tusk

  • Knock at the Cabin

    ★★★

  • Obvious Child

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★½

    This review hits Mach 10.

    It has been nearly seven months since “Top Gun: Maverick” hit theaters and, still, not a single aspect of the biggest film of the year feels dated. We forget that up to the month that this throwback blockbuster was released, there was real concern about how this film was going to be perceived and what the final dollar total would be. Endless delays and COVID-related panic caused this film to be released years after its initial expected widescreen opening, and when the film finally hit its release date, the industry never looked back.

    Read my full review on A Cinephile's Corner

  • Don't Worry Darling

    Don't Worry Darling

    ★★

    NOT GOOD!

    Full Review Here

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  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★★½

    Should probably log this again given how many times I've watched pieces of it trying to troubleshoot surround sound issues. It's truly one of a kind.

  • Knock at the Cabin

    Knock at the Cabin

    Read my full review and score on A Cinephile's Corner

    The master of genre is back. That’s right, M. Night Shyamalan’s “Knock at the Cabin” has finally hit theaters after much anticipation. I’ve been really looking forward to this one. Not just because Shyamalan has been one of the more infamous directors of the 21st century, but also because it kicks off a string of highly anticipated movies for the months of February and March.

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    Holy movie, Batman! The caped crusader has finally returned to the big screen with The Batman as a solo act after nearly a decade of forced franchise inclusion that ultimately resulted in failed partnerships between the greatest heroes that DC has to offer. But they are here to rectify that with a film that aspires to be much, much more than a classic superhero flick.

    This review continues on A Cinephile's Corner

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★★

    so many people at the peak of their powers. ruffalo, gyllenhaal, non-iron man downey, and arguably even fincher. in the wrong hands, this may be a dumpster fire. the way it transitions from character to character in each act is brilliant and so tough to pull off.

    when people say filmmaking was far, far superior in the 80s and 90s, i remind myself that that's not necessarily true because of films like this. an absolutely iconic film.

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