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  • Saw II

    Saw II

    ★★½

    Saw II has its moments, but like most sequels, it doesn't fully capture the best qualities of the first film. I liked Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith, as well as most of the traps, some of the twists, and the new ideas for the story. However, it runs into major problems most of the time, and it often derails any chance of success for the movie. The new characters aren't nearly as memorable, the acting is a bit rougher (as…

  • Saw

    Saw

    ★★★½

    Nearly as brutal as the actual film, Saw (or Saw 0.5 depending on your preference) is very much like Sam Raimi's Within the Woods (which inspired The Evil Dead). Both were great low budget efforts that gave us two even better horror films!

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★★

    I haven't fully enjoyed a movie like The Mitchells vs. The Machines in a long time!! It's as quirky as movies get, but that's definitely it's biggest charm and strength. The rapid-fire humor and tech-savvy references had rolling with laughter, but whenever the film got serious, I empathized with the Mitchell family and their eventual bonding throughout the robot apocalypse. It's a repetitive story, but with it's own memorable style of animation and new premise, it feels fresh, relevant, and…

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

    The reason I've held off of logging The Empire Strikes Back on here is because most of the times I've watched it were before I truly got into film as a whole. Now, I can definitively say that this is the best Star Wars movie! Everything just works in tandem so nicely together. The acting, the music, the plot, the beautiful soundtrack, the cinematography, the iconic dialogue, the action sequences, the visual imagination, the new characters, and the development of…