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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Princess Bride
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Top Gun

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  • Athena

    ★★★★

  • Wait Until Dark

    ★★★

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    ★★★★

  • A Few Good Men

    ★★★★★

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  • Athena

    Athena

    ★★★★

    No justice, no peace.

    This entire film is a powder keg, starting with an incredible ten-minute long-take opening act of chaos that ratchets the tension up to the max. It rarely drops from there as we see violence beget violence over and over. It's a terrible, nasty cycle that presents no easy solutions. The stylistic flair with which Gavras shoots this creates a gripping atmosphere, with the aforementioned cinematic technique used frequently as well as tracking shots that follow characters…

  • Wait Until Dark

    Wait Until Dark

    ★★★

    Took a while for me to get into this and features a plot that has far too many conveniences despite a sturdy set up, but it builds nicely into something extremely tense in that final act. Mostly takes place as a series of interior conversation pieces. The first meeting between Roat, Mike, and Carlino is written so well. At first glance Arkin as the villainous mastermind Roat is off-putting and feels like a poor casting, but his character uses that…

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  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★

    When everything is a joke, is anything actually funny? The first half is overly ridiculous and toothless even for Waititi. The CGI is often awful. The second half makes actual attempts at emotion, but it feels soooooo forced at this point and barely works. Luckily a terrifying Christian Bale as Gorr is at least something worth paying attention to for the performance even if they completely waste a badass villain concept by rushing through it. I LOVE where it ended…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    Dark, gritty, and moody, this is a bleak story that provides the Dark Knight an opportunity to showcase his great detective skills more so than maybe ever before. The action is exciting, too, and feels like the fight choreographers must have played the excellent series of Arkham games. Cinematography, score, and Zoe Kravitz are all aces, while Pattinson shines as the Bat and mostly bores as endlessly depressed Bruce. Serkis as Alfred is fine, but forgettable, and Dano as The…