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  • Boogie Nights

    Boogie Nights

    ★★★★★

    A direction masterclass that has only enhanced its legacy as the best piece of cinema that the 1990's has to offer. Paul Thomas Anderson uses the full spectrum of talent and skill to create scenes and vibes that immediately take on a life of their own; tracking shots that exhibit mesmerizing beauty, slow zooms, energetic whip pans, close ups looking deep into the soul of a character, and long passes of scenery with no cuts to interrupt the seamless rhythm.…

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★★

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

    I may have reservations about the Russo Brothers outside of the confines of the MCU but they pulled off a magnificent achievement in closing out a chapter of the most celebrated superheroes in recent cinema history. Endgame is a treat for the fans who have been down with Marvel since Iron man first graced the screen in 2008. There have been some bumps in the road (Incredible Hulk, The Dark World, Iron Man 2) but it has been an unforgettable…

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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★★★

    A meticulously filmed hybrid of mystery and thrills that is enhanced by the many twists and turns it presents to throw you off course and have you in shock. James Stewart and Kim Novak spark up the screen on fire with irresistible chemistry between one another against the beautiful backdrop of San Francisco. Stewart does what he does best; playing his role with a mighty level of control and picking his spots to internalize strong emotional pull. Novak is beauty…

  • The Birds

    The Birds

    ★★★★

    An unexplained phenomena involving birds evoking a deep scorn for humanity; attacking in droves with no end in sight and people baffled at what could be the method behind this unpredictable rage. Hitchcock excels at keeping the lid on any thrilling set-pieces early, choosing to play his hand carefully allowing the audience to get comfortable with the characters and environment. The pacing does feel hard to engage with in the first half not fully picking up top speed until the…

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  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    ★★★★★

    Once Upon A Time in Hollywood further solidifies the profile of Quentin Tarantino as one of the greatest filmmakers of this generation. A big expansive celebration to the old yesterdays of Hollywood complete with odes to famous actors, tv shows, drive-in theaters, and the reverence we have for a time when things were much simpler and grand. Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt score high on the scoreboard with a couple of amazing performances as a couple of best friends looking…

  • Good Boys

    Good Boys

    ★★★½

    A provocative and adorable tween comedy that delivers big laughs, cliche-free innocence, and great chemistry between its three young leads; GOOD BOYS is a pleasant surprise for a summer filled with superheroes, sequels, and live-action remakes. We follow the misadventures of three kids through a path filled with child-proof medicine bottles, drugs, pornography discovery, kissing lessons, and a curious naviety all in the name of replacing a destroyed drone that was in possession of one of the kid’s parents. Jacob…