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  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★½

    A firecracker if a movie.

  • Hold the Dark

    Hold the Dark

    ★★★

    Bleak and hopeless, with a penchant for brutal violence. A little heavy handed but still as intriguing as any other Saulnier film!

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  • Ran

    Ran

    ★★★★★

    This was epic. The scale, violence, the drama. The extended battle sequence in the first half made me question where this film would go while still being interesting, and I should never have questioned anything. This movie was badass, that's all there is to it.

    Lady Kaede is one crazy vampire!

  • Zootopia

    Zootopia

    ★★★½

    Fun to watch, but rather run of the mill story wise. Thematically it was very sweet but not in a subtle way. It hit you over the head pretty hard with the central message the entire time. However, Zootopia had (perhaps) the most creative world I have ever seen built in an animated movie. It was a brilliant adaptation of modern society that took a turn for the animalistic. There was also a hilarious running gag that involved a Godfather…