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  • Klaus

    Klaus

    ★★★★

    "The brunches, don't forget about the brunches!"

    I have many thoughts on why Klaus is going to end up being a Christmas classic, but I don't have the time to pen them all to paper right now. Klaus, a year removed from its debut on Netflix, is still just as poignant. As an underdog in the Oscar race last fall, this didn't get the attention it deserved, but this quarantine Christmas, I think its mood and message amplify.

    I might add more later. Until then, hybrid lesson planning!

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    ★★★

    I slept on Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping for four years. After finally getting my hands on a cheap copy, I understand the cult following this film has garnered. Popstar is par for the course for The Lonely Island, and if you are into their brand of comedy, this is a sure-fire hit.

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    Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is far superior in every way, and comparing the two is essentially impossible. The dramatic shortcomings and lack of a…

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  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    Rear Window
    Director: Alfred Hitchcock
    Screenwriters: Cornell Woolrich & John Michael Hayes
    Cinematographer: Robert Burks
    Editor: George Tomasini
    Main Cast: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, & Raymond Burr

    Rear Window is a masterpiece. Now, I could write a lengthy review about the beautiful cinematography, the exquisite acting performances, and the seamless sound/video editing, but at this point thousands of critics, both professional and amateur, have written the same exact review. I am not writing a review over Rear Window

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

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

    Whiplash
    Director: Damien Chazelle
    Screenplay: Damien Chazelle
    Cinematography: Sharone Meir
    Editor: Tom Cross
    Main Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser

    I'd rather die drunk, broke at 34 and have people at a dinner table talk about me than live to be rich and sober at 90 and nobody remembered who I was. - Andrew

    First Thoughts…

    Intense. Seriously, this film is unapologetically intense! There were several moments where I was unknowingly hovering above my seat, waiting anxiously…