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  • Colossal

    Colossal

    ★★★★

    Sometimes a movie is just a movie.
    I often find myself scratching and digging for the deeper meaning behind films, trying to get at what exactly the director meant by putting this before us. Surely, there must be a point to be made? This must represent something?
    Sometimes a movie is just a movie. I believe that COLOSSAL is exactly that. A weird, quirky character study that happens to have monster attacking Seoul in it. There is a lightness to…

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    The Girl in the Spider's Web

    ★★★

    I have to admit that I totally enjoyed this film, mainly because I am a sucker for these kind of thrillers. I do however recognize that this film missed all the opportunities to truly be something special and instead settled for just being good enough.
    The Lisbeth Salander character is so ripe for the correct adaptation that just hasn't been realized. She is scrappy, hard-edged and unique, hiding her fragility beneath an image that defies people to consider her. She…

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  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    I love David Fincher's work. He has a distinct vision and style that is right up my alley. Some say it is pandering, playing up the obvious tropes; the dark, sickly lighting, the unpleasant look at the so-called normal life. But, man, I love it.
    I have noticed a trend in Fincher's work. A strong release followed by a lesser, but still solid, film. Seven>The Game, Fight Club>Panic Room, Zodiac>Benjamin Button, Social Network>Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Now we are up…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    I was really pleased to see all the great reviews coming in from everywhere about this film. A big Mad Max fan from way back, I was excited but a little nervous about how they would make this work. I have seen too many updates of my past go down in mediocrity. The previews were promising, but still carried the vibe that the movie was going to be amazing or an absolute failure.
    The movie is great! Miller has re-engineered…