Adam

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  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★★

    Great story.
    Great acting.
    Important messaging.
    Filmmaking kind of just hits the notes.

    With all these pieces it should be an emotional tour de force, but it sadly ends up feeling a bit run-of-the-mill. Lakeith, Kaluuya, and Dominique Fishback deserve to be in every film they want to from here on out.

  • The King of Staten Island

    The King of Staten Island

    ★★★

    Another entrance into the white man-child getting a million chances to find his way into the world filmography of Judd Apatow. Pete Davidson is charming enough to save it though and the film has a good amount of heart.

    Is it weird that I've only ever seen pictures of Pete Davidson and this is the first time I heard him speak? His voice was not what I expected

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  • Badlands

    Badlands

    ★★★★½

    Everything is superb about this. Even though this is Malick's first film it just seems so expertly crafted. Every outdoor shot in the wide open prairie/desert looks beautiful. How does he capture the sky the way he does? It almost looks like it's done with CGI, but this is 1973 so it must have just taken a painstakingly long time. It is worth it. The casting of Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek is spot on.

    This is the starting point…

  • Looper

    Looper

    ★★★★½

    I had very high expectations going into this one. I must say that they were all met on first viewing and could be exceeded on multiple viewings. This film is as if Brick was an 80's futuristic sci-fi film. It's almost as if Tarantino made a sci-fi movie and wasn't very focused on dialogue. It borrows heavily from 80's sci-fi films but it is much more than just the sum of its parts. Superbly crafted story, amazing visuals and just…