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  • Hot Rod
  • Apollo 11
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Bye Bye Baby

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  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    ★★★

  • Stowaway

    ★★★

  • The History of Future Folk

    ★★½

  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    ★★★

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  • Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

    ★★★

    It is fantastic how much Zack Efron looked like Ted Bundy. That is some fantastic casting. Zack did a great job balancing the monster hiding just under the surface of a charming man, and the moments where the camera was in close-up on his face made me feel legitimate fear for how evil Ted truly was. I also appreciate how little the murders were shown and how the film used the narrative to inform the brutally more so than through reenactment. The only times we actually saw any violence was when Ted was actively reminiscing. It's details like that that sell the realism.

  • Stowaway

    Stowaway

    ★★★

    Two big issues:

    1) I get that Michael was servicing the station, but how did he first if all fit behind the panel, and who the hell closed the panel on-top of him? They sort of just go "oh I believe him, he has a sister!"

    2) Solar storms aren't visible in that way. They only seem green to us on earth because the radiation is ionizing our atmosphere. It did look pretty though, so I'll let it slide. But…

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★

    Aside from a few minor "scary parts" that didn't make no god damn sense, Midsommar is a fantastic movie.

    I was very much impressed by the framing of most shots. Many scenes in the first act of the film utilize mirrors and long, steady takes to show the viewer every angle of a scene at the same time. Other times when, a mirror is not present, entire conversations will happen with the camera only showing half of the people involved.…

  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★

    Brilliant, fun, inspiring, beautiful, sad, and extravagant. Rocketman was incredibly fun, and one of the best musicals I've ever seen.

    Anyone who complains about Rocketman not being historically accurate has missed the point. Some biopics that do try to recreate an accurate chronology of events can and should be criticized when they alter the facts. Far too often, biopics tend to tell a story that sounds plausible while also helping the brand image of whoever it is portraying by telling…