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  • GoodFellas
  • Stop Making Sense
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Arrival

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  • Malignant

    ★½

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★½

  • Candyman

    ★★★★

  • Bio-Dome

    ½

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    The first time I saw this in theaters I was absolutely blown away but thought that it would lose impact on subsequent watches. 15+ viewings in and that was 100% incorrect on my part. This movie is perfect in nearly every way. The score is haunting at times and really evokes a feeling of tension. The lighting and stark contrast throughout add to the claustrophobic feeling I get from both the alien craft and that weird tent city they’re living in for the duration. This also may be the one movie in where I liked Jeremy Renner.

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    I watched this movie, knew it was trash, and took a few days to decide whether or not I found it to be enjoyable trash and the answer is no. 

    The premise is a good one imo, but it just wasn’t executed very well at all. Couple that with the terrible acting and dialogue and you’ve got a terrible film. There were several moments wherein my entire theater laughed at bad facial expressions.

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  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★★½

    Coming off the sort of boilerplate Marvel offering that was Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was a real breath of fresh air.

    Typically I have the same issues with most MCU offerings despite generally enjoying them very much. The main one is usually that the action is often over edited and seems far too frenetic to keep up. Shang-Chi is equally as kinetic as previous offerings, but the quick edits work far better with the…

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  • Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

    Holy shit this is bad.

    The screenplay is terrible. Half of the dialogue is profanity, which in itself isn’t terrible but in the case of this movie (sorry…film by Patrick Hughes) it’s oftentimes just random curse words thrown together without rhyme or reason. 

    This movie is edited in such a way that makes me feel like they turned in the incomplete project this morning. Seriously, at times it feels like you’re watching a YouTube video.

    The lack of attention to…

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★

    I’m so thankful for being able to watch this in a theater. I’ve really missed the experience of being collectively gripped by what’s happening on screen.

    A Quiet Place built tension masterfully until the tension exploded in a wild crescendo of mayhem. The sequel manages to refine this process to the point where it can be effectively done consecutively and concurrently throughout the entire film. The movie doesn’t fall back on jump scares or cheap thrills to achieve the tension or…