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  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★★

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

    Flat out avoided when it was released as it signaled a more conventional (even more so than Wonder Woman), far-less interesting approach for the DCEU than what I loved about the Snyder flicks, and Levi’s comment on the Snyder Cut really pissed me off, dude wasn’t even there yet. Anyway, I surprisingly enjoyed much of this, mostly for its’ section where they test out the powers and go viral and the climax where all the foster kids get Shazamed! It’s fine, but gets bogged-down in cliche.

  • The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    ★★★★

    Goofy anachronistic touches aside, I’ve always felt this to be a good adaptation of the book, one that I actually enjoyed reading in eleventh grade English class. It really gets at the sad, phoniness of its’ title character. Far better than the one with Redford from the ‘70s, at least this one feels awake. Leo’s great and Edgerton kills it.

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  • True Romance

    True Romance

    ★★★★★

    (35mm)

    Tarantino’s personal print of the film started with a trailer for Natural Born Killers, which really set the mood. What is there to say? Tony Scott’s godly aesthetic ability compliments QT’s world of romanticized violence brilliantly, at times even feverishly - as in my favorite sequence of the movie, when Slater faces-off with Oldman. The tension builds and builds through the back and forth about egg-rolls and breasts on tv, Oldman so over-the-top and Slater’s naive, sneaky confidence slowly…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★★

    Five stars. Spent much of this morning contemplating whether or not the last 6 or so minutes taint the picture? It was maddeningly, all my better half and I could discuss directly after loving every second that preceded. Well, I’ve decided that it doesn’t derail it, but it will be difficult to defend against the hardcore comics readers that I often debate with irl on the merit of the Snyder flicks, those whose attacks usually amount to, “..but he didn’t…