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  • Rocketman

    Rocketman

    ★★★★½

    "When are you going to hug me?"

    I'll hug you, Elton.

    Dark and deeply unsettling. Rocketman paints an entirely new picture of Elton John as an artist. Underneath the two decades of record-setting musical history, presented through drug/alcohol induced fantasies, is a lonely, lost soul in need of real, unconditional love. I applaud Elton, and the creative team, for exposing the often uncomfortable, personal side of his story, for demanding the R rating, and for pushing the fold on how…

  • Aladdin

    Aladdin

    ★★★½

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

    "If you don't have anything, you have to act like you own everything"

    It's time we stop comparing role portrayals. I avoided reviews for 2019's Aladdin because I knew, without a shred of doubt, that the response would be a wide-spread dismissal of Will Smith's Genie. After seeing Aladdin, I jumped on Letterboxd to find... precisely what I feared. A mountainous number of reviewers hate Will Smith; some have legitimate reasons, but most dislike him because he is not Robin…

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    Rear Window
    Director: Alfred Hitchcock
    Screenwriters: Cornell Woolrich & John Michael Hayes
    Cinematographer: Robert Burks
    Editor: George Tomasini
    Main Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, & Raymond Burr

    Rear Window is a masterpiece. Now, I could write a lengthy review about the beautiful cinematography, the exquisite acting performances, and the seamless sound/video editing, but at this point thousands of critics, both professional and amateur, have written the same exact review. I am not writing a review over Rear Window

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

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

    Whiplash
    Director: Damien Chazelle
    Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
    Cinematography: Sharone Meir
    Editor: Tom Cross
    Main Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

    I'd rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remembered who I was. - Andrew

    First Thoughts…

    Intense. Seriously, this film is unapologetically intense! There were several moments where I was unknowingly hovering above my seat, waiting anxiously…