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  • The Souvenir

    The Souvenir

    ★★★

    Overall, I'm pretty disappointed with this film after all the buzz it got after Sundance.

    I'm all for slower, character based films, that don't seem to have much plot such as Boyhood, Inside Llewyn Davis, etc. But The Souvenir failed to resonate much emotion in me at all. It felt way too long, and I don't think the writing really caused me to care much about the outcome of many of the character's stories.

    There's no doubt that this film was made with such care and passion, but despite its personal approach it didn't resonate much with me.

  • John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

    ★★★½

    This is probably my least favorite in the franchise but I'm amazed at how they continue to make such incredible actions films consistently. None of these films had any right to be as good as they are and I'm still amazed that Keanu Reeves is putting out films like this.

    John Wick 2 will likely never be topped.

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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★½

    My first though of Ex Machina was how much it reminded me of one of my all time favorite movies Her. Both Her and Ex Machina share similar themes. They deal with human interaction and love and have similar viewpoints of the world.

    Anyways, while not as masterful and touching as Her, Ex Machina still manages to tell an interesting and gripping story. I didn't expect it to be as strange and suspenseful as it was.

    Oscar Isaac is one…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Find yourself a movie, I don't care what it is, that moves you to the point of tears, that shakes your emotional core, a movie that you never tire of seeing despite how many times you've watched it.

    La La Land invigorates me. It breaks me. It inspires me, and it encourages me.

    Words cannot possible describe the emotions I experience watching the whole movie (but in particular the epilogue). The scene of them dancing against a backdrop of lights…