Zach Leslie

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Favorite films

  • The Matrix
  • The Red Shoes
  • Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
  • Zodiac

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  • Drive-Away Dolls

    ★★½

  • Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★★

  • Priscilla

    ★★★★½

  • Tenet

    ★★★★½

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★★

    I tried to stay away from reading reviews before taking in Dune Part Two, but the 98% Rotten Tomatoes score, the comparisons - to The Empire Strikes Back, Two Towers, The Dark Knight, etc - were hard to ignore. 

    After Dune (2021) came out, many people complained about it being only “half a story” and not having much action, so Part Two would theoretically be the easier film to digest. This is the payoff! Right? Right?! And, uhhh sort of!…

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron

    ★★★★★

    My first Miyazaki experience in theaters, and I sat as close to the screen as I comfortably could. I was so excited for this, had been waiting all year for it. Avoiding trailers, reviews, promotional images, Robert Pattinson’s voice (even though I ended up seeing it subbed out of necessity anyway). 

    Though, I knew it was once titled “How Do You Live?” so my expectation was that the movie would explore that question and would spend most of its time…

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  • Dune: Part Two

    Dune: Part Two

    ★★★★★

    I mentioned in my first review of Dune Part Two that I would have more to say after seeing it a second time.

    And yeah, to be honest with you, I left more speechless after round two than I did after my first viewing on Sunday night.

    I’ve never seen anything that’s made me feel quite like this. The sheer scale and spectacle is hard to comprehend. The world-building is so intimate that it almost feels like a real place…

  • Priscilla

    Priscilla

    ★★★★½

    the last like 5 movies I’ve seen have exuded some sort of “dudes rock” energy, so really needed a movie with a bit of “dudes suck” energy to balance it all out

    big, big fan of this one. loved it even more this time around and was bowled over when I saw it in theaters. quickly rising my best of the decade list. and NO OSCAR NOMS????!!!

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  • Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars

    Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars

    ★★★★

    Make it canon, you cowards

  • Secondhand Lions

    Secondhand Lions

    ★★★

    I couldn’t explain this movie to anyone if my life depended on it. My girlfriend cried like 3 times, though