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  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Raging Bull

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  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

  • Chappie

    ★★½

  • Mulan

  • Last Night in Soho

    ★★½

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  • Devs

    Devs

    ★★★★

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

    Devs is an ambitious sci-fi series from director Alex Garland. The similarities to Ex Machina were distracting at times, but these 8 episodes are more compelling and thoughtful than most of what’s out there. I thought Nick Offerman and Zach Grenier as Kenton were the best in terms of performance and character. Beyond exploring the out of control power of large tech companies, it’s more closely examining destiny.  If we knew the future could we change it, or is it…

  • 1917

    1917

    ★★★½

    What Deakins was able to pull off here is really impressive, especially Écoust at night being lit by fire and flares. That was stunning. These oners must’ve been very demanding on MacKay and Chapman and yet they gave really natural performances.

    The rest of the film felt fairly surface level. This was sold as an experience film and how diegetic sound is used impacts my investment in an “experience” like this one. The music compositions work on their own, but…

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