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  • Modern Times

    ★★★½

  • A Dog's Life

    ★★★★

  • Sweet Home Alabama

    ★½

  • Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

    ★★½

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  • The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender

    A complete trainwreck in motion, rapidly screeching along from scene to scene while excruciating expository dialogue is force-fed to you, and yet NOTHING makes ANY goddamn sense. Characters go from location to location without any rhyme or reason, completely lacking any shred of motivation, and it results in a series of events that collectively form one confusing mess.

    You can watch the show to fill in some of the gaps in logic and especially context, although the film already does…

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  • Modern Times

    Modern Times

    ★★★½

    Can't help but feel kind of underwhelmed by this one; it's fine, but Chaplin's best? Nah man.

    It's a series of vignettes sort of squeezed together to form one narrative, but unlike some other Chaplin films, they don't gel that well with each other. I'll have to rewatch City Lights to see if my opinion on that film has changed, but that seemed to incorporate its vignettes way better, plus it had a very effective emotional ending. Here, things come…

  • A Dog's Life

    A Dog's Life

    ★★★★

    "I'm flirting."

    Continuing my journey of watching more films from Keaton and Chaplin, I watched A Dog's Life. Really well done for 1918, this short has a nice pace to it and there are some clever gags. It's definitely not as memorable as some of Chaplin's later works though, and a few gags fall kind of flat. Still pretty great however.

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  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    Managed to watch this during a sneak preview.

    Pretty incredible. A brute cinematic experience, a mixture of Gladiator and The Green Knight with a drop or two of the over the top insanity of Mandy.

    Robert Eggers and Jarin Blaschke once again prove they are a powerhouse duo: the directing and cinematography are nothing short of amazing. Like The Lighthouse, a lot of The Northman's visuals are burned into my brain, it's kind of insane how many memorable scenes there…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★

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

    I hate to be the cynical asshole who didn't love Boyhood, but seeing the ocean of overwhelmingly positive reviews out there, I think it's okay to make a more critical sound.

    Boyhood was really...manipulative. Possibly the most manipulative film I've seen in quite some time. There's not one factor, but a combination of factors that makes it so manipulative.

    I think the main appeal of this film comes from the fact that the majority of people who watch this place…