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  • Jurassic Park
  • Amadeus
  • Silence
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    ★★★★

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    ★★★

  • Licorice Pizza

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★

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  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    ★★★★

    Still a great watch that does not at all feel like a 2 hour and 40 minute movie. This is super refreshing to check out right after one of the much darker in tone sequels.!

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    ★★★

    It doesn’t come close to the charm and whimsy and love those first two effortlessly create, but it is a fairly climatic conclusion that does some justice to some iconic characters and the world of magic. Obviously it’s going for a darker tone, atmosphere, and plot, trying to capture the book’s hopelessness nature, but I think it all ends up feeling a bit shallow. Still, most of the cast is great and some of the shots feel so cinematic and genuinely grand-scale.

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  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★

    I don’t think it’s perfect but it is pretty incredible. 

    This was one of the most emotional films I’ve ever seen. The way it keeps layering on emotional weight is soul crushing.  Hoffman turns in one of the best performances I’ve ever seen from him, cementing him as one of the greatest actors to ever live even further for me.

    This film is a genuine trip. Kaufman conveys time and reality in such a dream like fashion, where both feel…

  • Belfast

    Belfast

    ★★★★★

    One of my favorites of the year.

    I like JoJo Rabbit, a lot. But I think this movie hits what that movie was trying to do way harder and way better. It’s a beautiful story about a family maintaining their sense of morality, loyalty, and love for their home in a place and time that makes that harder than ever. It hits every beat wonderfully. Branagh’s direction is dynamic. He’s always doing something interesting and intentional with the camera. Every…