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Okay so like y’all ready know how I feel about Temple of Doom…but can we take a second and bask in the glory of the OPENING?! The Shang Hai sequence is the best opening the franchise. The second this thing starts the energy, urgency, action,pulp, zaniness, I mean holy shit it’s TOP TIER. One thing builds from another and it’s this beautifully crazy series of events gone wrong. It’s the unexpected journey Indy didn’t know he needed on his rediscovery of belief and purpose.
The World’s A Little Blurry is absolutely INCREDIBLE. One of the most grounded, intimate, authentic, & honest portraits of a celebrity I’ve ever seen. No BS here. The library of footage and the heartfelt moments captured is unbelievable. It truly plays out like a Linklater coming of age film. Just beautiful! One of my favorites of the year!
Godzilla vs Kong is GLORIOUSLY stupid. A big dumb Saturday morning cartoon that delivers the big screen smack down we were hoping for. Oh and it gets psychedelic and REAL WEIRD. Most self aware MonsterVerse film and a massive crowd pleaser. MUST SEE in IMAX!
The story and human element is SO absurd you can’t help but laugh, but the genius of Wingard is that...he’s laughing with you. Dude knows why you bought the ticket and brings it. Very reminiscent…