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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Inception
  • Moneyball
  • About Time

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★½

  • The Counselor

    ★★★½

  • A Good Year

    ★★★

  • Bridget Jones's Baby

    ★★★½

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  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    tick, tick...BOOM!

    But the emotions that this film wears on its sleeves only scratches the surface of what makes it so good. It raises big questions and grapples with large, systemic themes. As the final song, “Louder Than Words,” says, “fear or love baby, don’t say the answer.” And the movie literally doesn’t give answers. Jonathan is a struggling artist who has true talent and important ideas to give to the world. But is what he has to say worth alienating his…

  • The Counselor

    The Counselor

    ★★★½

    Kinda want to start it right over and let the philosophizing wash over me

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  • Spencer

    Spencer

    Director Pablo Larraín and cinematographer Claire Mathon show off the massively lavish estate that, in another movie, might have the viewer dripping with awe and jealousy. But here, it's as welcoming as a prison. Diana has no interest in the increasingly over-the-top life she’s expected to live, what with a different outfit for each meal or church appearance. It’s all an exercise in vanity and narcissism of which she wants no part. Couple this with a haunting score from Jonny Greenwood, and you have one of the best technical marvels of the year, along with its compelling story.

    Full review - roberts-thoughts.com/2021/11/09/spencer-an-intimate-look-at-fame-and-responsibility/

  • Dune

    Dune

    Sadly, I’m too young to have fully experienced the hype around the release of The Lord of the Rings, but from what I gather, Dune has provided a feeling similar to what many people enjoyed from Rings: an incredible, undeniable first chapter in a special saga. Now, all I want to do is dive into the books and fully prepare myself for Part Two. I read everything the film covers in advance of its release, and it enhanced my viewing…