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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Chinatown
  • Drive
  • The Shining

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  • Dune

    ★★★

  • The Beta Test

    ★★★

  • Nitram

    ★★★½

  • Scandal Sheet

    ★★★

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  • Excalibur

    Excalibur

    ★★★½

    Personally, there aren’t many films out there that have such a large reputation to live up to as ‘Excalibur.’ Both this film and director John Boorman’s perhaps most well known film, ‘Deliverance,’ are among my father’s all-time favorites, while Boorman’s first film, ‘Point Blank,’ is one of mine. Yet despite the many years of hearing about its greatness, for all the times I heard my father tell me it was one of the few great films of the 1980’s, I…

  • Lancelot of the Lake

    Lancelot of the Lake

    ★★★★

    If there’s one subgenre that’s been unfairly pushed aside more than any other, it would have to be the medieval film. So rarely does a good one come along, so rarely does one come along at all, that most people tend to brush them all off as something not worth getting into. The few quality ones are too vastly outnumbered by the cheap ones, or the meaningless ones, or the passionless ones; weeding through all the nonsense does feel tryingly…

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    As usual, I’m a little late to the party on the latest addition to the DCEU, but I’ve had many conflicting thoughts on this film since seeing it and had to take some time to get them in order. And in doing so, I’ve finally come to realize what kept me from fully loving James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad.’ Make no mistake, it’s a film I greatly enjoyed (and a vast improvement over whatever was released 5 years ago), there’s…

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★★½

    Nicolas Winding Refn has never been one to shy away from controversy. Even his best films are sure to get under more than a few people’s skin, what with his measured silences, surrealist landscapes, and the occasional burst of the ultraviolence making each of his films entirely his own for better and for worse. His 2013 film ‘Only God Forgives’ is no different, while also sticking out as the very clear dark horse of his filmography. Coming off the success…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    The Ultimate Trip

    ‘2001: A Space Odyssey.’ Where to begin. How to begin? What words could I possibly come up with that could encapsulate just how much I adore this film? To summarize my love of it would be to summarize my love of cinema, something that just can’t be done in one review. A film many have called the pinnacle of science fiction cinema, a film that has entranced viewers since its release almost 52 years ago, a film…

  • Ad Astra

    Ad Astra

    ★★★★

    I’ve been meaning to write a review about this film for awhile now, and just never got around to it. Sci-fi has always been my favorite film genre, ever since I was really young. There’s just so many possibilities within the genre, so many different ideas and themes that can be conveyed and told in many different ways. The possibilities are endless, really. And within that greater genre, there are many smaller sub-genres, where more specific themes and motifs may…