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I like movies and want to learn more about them. 

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  • Magnus

    Magnus

    ★★★

    This was a decent portrait of Magnus, giving us a little peek into who this chess genius is.

     The movie really fell short on truly conveying the enormous magnitude of the accomplishments Magnus has made so far, and kind of assumes the audience already is in on the chess scene. 

    Also, it felt like Anand was vilified here, which feels unnecessary and lazy, because the intensity of that match was inherent without it.

  • Airplane!

    Airplane!

    ★★★★

    So much of this has not aged well. 

    That being said, so many good jokes and it’s such a goofy good time.

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  • Memento

    Memento

    ★★★★½

    The structure of this film is quite clever and the overarching metaphor of grief and guilt are set up elegantly, to allow for the devastating gut punch at the end. However, once you start poking away at the plot a bit and ask questions about the essence of Leonard’s memory loss, it all starts to feel a bit nonsensical.

    Regardless, that doesn’t take away from how emotionally impactful the movie is in its entirety. The beauty of the movie is that this inconsistent memory-loss sort of plays into the uncertainty Nolan wants you to have after we reach the end of the film.

  • Hubie Halloween

    Hubie Halloween

    ★★★½

    I expected something stupid, but I didn’t expect it to be so funny.

    Genuinely laughed so hard at some moments in this. Maybe these are bleak times and any kind of goofiness is appreciated, and yeah, there are some cheap laughs to be had here, but the pure barrage of jokes and bits in this kind of add up to this wacky, wild symphony! 

    It gets a little annoying and stale at parts, and there’s a lot of screaming, which…