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  • Gomorrah

    Gomorrah

    ★★★★

    (The Average Joe’s Movie Club Cast)

    Criterion Collection Spine #493
    (Foreign language film)

    A bleak look into the seedy world of the Italian mafia, and the impact it has on the lives of people at all levels of society.

    "I'll blast these roaches! ... Who do you think you're fighting? ... I'm number one! Tony Montana! ... The world is ours! ... You don't know who you're up against!"

    Director Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah is based on a book from Roberto…

  • Chungking Express

    Chungking Express

    ★★★★½

    (The Average Joe’s Movie Club Cast)

    Dazzling visuals, memorable quotes, sappy romance, and of course plenty of 'California Dreaming' all make Chungking Express an absolute delight!

    "I don't know where it's taking me. Do you? ... No idea, but I'll give you another ... Great ... Where do you want to go? ... Wherever you want to take me."

    For much more on Chungking Express click HERE!

    Happy movie watching ... Skål!

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  • Othello

    Othello

    ★★★★½

    Criterion Collection Spine #870

    Right from the opening moments, I was completely taken in by the gorgeously gothic black and white cinematography of Orson Welles' Othello.

    "I am not - what I am."

    While I have always enjoyed Shakespeare's tragedies, it has always been that high English language barrier that makes it so difficult to get into his work. While the dialogue here is no different, the condensed runtime, the haunting use of shadows, and the stunning shot composition of…

  • Big

    Big

    ★★★★★

    (2020 Summer Blockbuster Series)

    A film all about one of life's great paradoxes: We spend so much of our childhood wanting to be an adult, and when we get there so often we just want to go back.

    "I wish I were big."

    I had not seen this film from Director Penny Marshall since I was a kid, and I was blown away by how emotional this fantastical journey Josh goes through made me, now that I'm an adult. What…

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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    An all new Spiderman comes into his own as Marvel and Sony unleash the Spider-Verse!

    "Wow, that is one hardcore origin story kid."

    The dazzling pages of a comic book come to life in this highly unique and imaginative animated film. For so long I have wanted to see a Spiderman movie that was not handcuffed to the constraints of a simple hero story and one or two villains. And Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse delivers that and much more as…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

    (2019 Summer Blockbuster Movie Series)

    (The Average Joe’s Movie Club Cast Episode 5 Part II)

    It all started with "I... Am... Iron-Man!" and now it has come down to the epic final showdown "This is the fight of our lives." And I am thrilled to say that Marvel has delivered one of the greatest cinematic journeys of all time.

    "Part of the journey is the end."

    Ever since first I saw the result of the snap in ‘Infinity War’, I…