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  • Halloween

    Halloween

    ★★½

    Mehhhhhh.

    I felt absolutely nothing watching this film. Every character felt superfluously pointless with none of them really being sufficiently fleshed out...which I guess most people would say "it's a slasher film, who cares?", but I still need some decent characterization even if most of those said characters are just going to die anyway. Even the direction the Laurie character has taken after all these years didn't feel like a natural progression to me. I know, I know...give anyone 40…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    At what point does a film transcend the medium and become something else entirely? How long does that process take? And would it even be recognizable afterward? Are these even answerable questions? I'm not sure they are, but in the 50 years since the original release of this Stanley Kubrick seminal Sci-Fi tale one thing has become abundantly clear - 2001: A Space Odyssey has not only transcended its own genre but cinema in general.

    When Kubrick and his crew…

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  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    I'm about to break all the rules of Fight Club in this review...

    This movie is an absolutely crazy, in your face, awesome look at the way corporations have shaped our country. I don't think any other flick has completely sucked me into its world and showed me what I was missing. David Fincher gave Hollywood and the whole world a big bloody middle finger when he made this and in my opinion there had never been a better movie…

  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★★

    Jesus.

    This was intense. So much so that it made me kind of uncomfortable. I was squirming in my seat. And it was extremely dark. Not color wise, but the subject matter. Villeneuve really knows how to take the most vile subjects and turn them into wholly compelling cinema.

    The cast was uniformly excellent. The big three of Blunt, Brolin & Del Toro are all crazy good. Even though Blunt has the lead role it's definitely not a showy part...it's very…