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  • Mother and Child

    ★★★½

  • xXx

    ★★½

  • Jurassic Park

    ★★★★★

  • Pulp Fiction

    ★★★★★

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  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★

    This "requel" felt somewhat satisfying through the first two acts providing an ample amount of callbacks and connecting it to the original while still capturing the less serious and slightly irreverent tone that made the rest of the franchise entertaining for non horror fans such as myself.

    I wasn't into some of the new cast members performances but am also unsure how much of that was by design. I recognize the director may very well have been asking for some…

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★

    Considering I am a total philistine and have always struggled with all things Billy Shakes, this film did not start out particularly well for me. The only Shakespeare I have ever read by choice was King Lear a couple years back when I was determined, for albeit a short time, to expose myself to more of his work.

    Many years ago I tried to learn an instrument and had no trouble quickly saying out loud what each note was on…

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  • Mother and Child

    Mother and Child

    ★★★½

    I had no preconceptions or expectations coming into this, and while the narrative may prove a stretch for some, I found it both engaging and, at times, touching.

    This reminded me of the type of movie with large casts, who are loosely connected by a wide ranging plot, that we saw a lot of in the early 2000s, such as Crash, and Innaritu's 21 Grams or Babel. I thought early on this was definitely headed in a particular direction, so…

  • xXx

    xXx

    ★★½

    I had fun with this spy thriller, Fast and Furious style, and probably due to the 20 year gap between when this was released and me seeing it, I still can't tell whether this movie was laughing at itself or would be mad that I was.

    This was a good time in the same way the Fast and Furious films are a good time, featuring plenty of over the top action, with dialogue and a plot that, if not totally…

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  • Youth

    Youth

    ★★★★

    Sorrentino provides another visually and emotionally stirring meditation on some pretty heavy, and often seemingly contrasting, themes which he explores utilizing his unique blend of humor and heart.

    At a certain point our past must begin to look further away than the inevitable future and, once beyond that point, as you grow older that change likely becomes more and more pronounced. Sorrentino doesn't despair in this unavoidable truth and instead beautifully confronts and even celebrates this stage in a life…

  • The Legend of Tarzan

    The Legend of Tarzan

    ★★½

    Pretty forgettable movie for me, considering this wasn't my first time seeing this and would have likely rated it lower if not for the "spare no expense" look and feel. I'm not sure who thought throwing almost 200 million into producing such a lifeless story was a good idea though, and I assume there was never a sequel for a reason.

    Even Christoph Waltz couldn't breath life into this thing and I would enjoy watching that man read a dictionary…