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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

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

    From its very first moments, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood casts a spell over the viewer, transporting us to a time and place that feels so authentic and lived in. There are few greater thrills I get from watching a movie than the feeling of being in the hands of a master filmmaker who I know has labored over every shot with agonizing precision: every billboard, every cinema marquee, every song choice and every spoken word that blasts through…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★★

    Who knew John Krasinski had this in him? In A Quiet Place (which he wrote, directed and stars in) he creates a world that has been invaded by blind indestructible aliens with super hearing so that making the slightest noise could lead to immediate doom. It is a world so vividly created that I jumped back in my seat every time a person in the theater coughed or chewed on a piece of popcorn. Upon my second viewing, I begun…

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  • Idiocracy

    Idiocracy

    Good concept, trash movie

  • Good Boys

    Good Boys

    ★★★½

    Lots of laughs and nice moments that highlight the sweet friendship between this trio. All three child actors were very good and the movie did a good job of establishing the differences between the boys, making their eventual split not only earned but also inevitable. I was in the tank for this movie as soon as they "borrowed" Jungle Fever from Boogie Nights for the opening scene and totally lost it when they flat out stole the drug deal scene.

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  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    Alfonso Cuaron is a master filmmaker, an expert of creating a visual aesthetic and the use of the long take (most recently in Gravity and Children of Men) and Roma just might be his masterpiece. Telling the biographical story of his childhood housekeeper in Mexico City of the early 1970s, Roma washes over its audience. Shot in an unusually sharp black and white, the film gives the viewer a sense of watching a memory, offering a hypnotic, dreamlike view of…

  • The Lion King

    The Lion King

    ★★

    Another pointless Disney remake. Some cool shots of animals in nature but the characters were animatronic, lifeless and devoid of personality. Missing all the charm and heart of the original. Timon and Pumba were funny.