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Top Gun: Maverick 2022
This review hits Mach 10.
It has been nearly seven months since “Top Gun: Maverick” hit theaters and, still, not a single aspect of the biggest film of the year feels dated. We forget that up to the month that this throwback blockbuster was released, there was real concern about how this film was going to be perceived and what the final dollar total would be. Endless delays and COVID-related panic caused this film to be released years after its initial expected widescreen opening, and when the film finally hit its release date, the industry never looked back.
Don't Worry Darling 2022
Grand Illusion 1937
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“Grand Illusion” is a classic film from 1937 directed by Jean Renoir. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made and has had a significant influence on the history of cinema. The movie is a masterpiece of humanistic filmmaking and a commentary on the futility of war and the bond between people from different backgrounds.
The story revolves around a group of French prisoners of war…
The Batman 2022
Holy movie, Batman! The caped crusader has finally returned to the big screen with The Batman as a solo act after nearly a decade of forced franchise inclusion that ultimately resulted in failed partnerships between the greatest heroes that DC has to offer. But they are here to rectify that with a film that aspires to be much, much more than a classic superhero flick.
so many people at the peak of their powers. ruffalo, gyllenhaal, non-iron man downey, and arguably even fincher. in the wrong hands, this may be a dumpster fire. the way it transitions from character to character in each act is brilliant and so tough to pull off.
when people say filmmaking was far, far superior in the 80s and 90s, i remind myself that that's not necessarily true because of films like this. an absolutely iconic film.