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  • Chicago

    Chicago

    ★★★

    Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta-Jones were simply terrific. Their execution of the choreography was just impressive. The musical numbers full of glitz and glam is where this movie aced it. With that in mind, it did have a tradeoff for me, as I didn't find the narrative compelling.

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    ★★★½

    It's not everyday you see a fight in a speeding bobsled. 

    Solid entry in the franchise that kept things fresh from the get-go with that meta opening. Where the film struggles and faces pacing issues is certainly the time spent with Bond in Blofeld's Swiss Alps facility. Other than that, the action was pretty good and George Lazenby made for a confident and charming 007. Too bad it was his only outing because I thought he was great. 

    That ending, I have to admit, was kinda painful and definitely tragic.

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  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★★★

    "The training is nothing! The will is everything! The will to act." 

    I always find myself rewatching TDK Trilogy in July because it just feels right. I don't think the world will ever need another origin story for Bruce Wayne/Batman on film because this one just feels complete. Even if Christopher Nolan never made TDK, this can stand on its own just fine. Revisiting this today really reminded how GOOD everyone is in this. 

    P.S. You're damn right I had to playback that shirtless Christian Bale scene. It's not your typical superhero bod and I think that's why I find it so attractive to look at.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★★

    I'm not religious, but Hans Zimmer's score should be evidence that Heaven does exist. 

    One of those films I rewatch every year and one where I find myself loving it more and more each time. It's also one of several Christopher Nolan films that really hit me emotionally. If you strip away all the science talk and extraordinary visual effects, there's still such a strong story about a father, a daughter and being a parent. 

    "I don't care much for this, pretending we're back where we started. I want to know where we are, where we're going."