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  • Casablanca
  • Moonlight
  • The Nice Guys
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  • Jurassic World

    ★★½

  • Eyes Wide Shut

  • Vanilla Sky

    ★★★½

  • Hitting it Hard

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  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    ★★½

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

    Elements of Meaning 1.5/5
    The Camera Eye 2.5/5
    Mise en Scène 3/5
    Editing 2.5/5
    Sound 3/5

    The Mise en Scène went from 2 to 3 solely because  of one scene. When the flying dinosaurs begin their assault on the park-goers, one man bravely, albeit cautiously, runs to shelter while double fisting frozen margaritas. That’s whom I related to most in this movie.

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Incomplete

    Elements of Meaning /5
    The Camera Eye /5
    Mise en Scène /5
    Editing /5
    Sound /5

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★½

    2.9

    Elements of Meaning 2.5/5
    The Camera Eye 3.5/5
    Mise en Scène 3/5
    Editing 2.5/5
    Sound 3/5

  • Ran

    Ran

    ★★★★½

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

    4.6

    Elements of Meaning 4.5/5
    The Camera Eye 5/5
    Mise en Scène 5/5
    Editing 4/5
    Sound 4.5/5

    Legendary director Akira Kurosawa took one of Shakespeare’s tragedies and morphed it into his own Sengoku-period epic.

    Amazing costume and set design paired with incredible camera work makes Ran memorable. While it’s 160 minute runtime can feel sluggish, it provides many moments for reflection —both in exploring the themes and the behaviors of its key characters.

    Warlord Ichimonji Hidetora (Tatsuya Nakadai), head of…