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  • Pearl Harbor

    ★★★

  • Elvis

    ★★★★

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★

  • Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★★

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  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor

    ★★★

    Bay’s focus on the individual lives and his empathy and humanism are honestly beautiful. Don’t get me wrong, this is stacked with issues. It’s definitely a bit longer than it needs to be. Its visuals are relatively weak for what Bay usually crafts (though there are a handful of impressive sequences throughout). And my biggest issue is the aforementioned empathy and humanism stops at America’s borders. Fortunately the film doesn’t leave America’s borders till the last 30 minutes, but when…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★★

    I almost skipped out on watching this because nothing about it seemed interesting besides the director being Baz Luhrmann (which even then, Luhrmann interests me, but not always in a good way). But wow, this was way better than I was expecting. This is the most restrained I’ve seen Luhrmann, yet he still keeps his bombastic and high energy throughout. The opening is especially done so well, and I love the split screen stuff. It’s just wonderfully shot, Luhrmann really…

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