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  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Dog Day Afternoon

    ★★★★½

    “Is there any special country you wanna go to?”
    “Wyoming.”
    “Wyoming... that’s not a country.”

    This is my favorite Al Pacino performance because he screams more than he did in The Godfather, but less than he did in Scarface. Balance.

  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show

    ★★★★★

    “In case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight.”

    When I was a senior in high school, I was one of the morning announcement guys (I know, I know). Every morning my sign off was that quote, in the hopes that when anyone from my school watched this movie, they would hear that quote and go
    “🙄 *scoff* the morning announcement guy.”

    If that has happened even once, it was a success.

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  • Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Alice Through the Looking Glass

    Here I was thinking they couldn’t possibly ruin Alice in Wonderland any more than they already have. Somehow they found a way to make this even less watchable, and the effects twice as terrifying as the first one. Don’t bother with it, complete waste of time.

  • Monsters and Men

    Monsters and Men

    ★★★

    I like that this movie is separated into chapters to give the audience a few different perspectives, but the problem with that is the chapters are too short to really flesh out these three main characters. The amount of time we spend with them just isn’t enough to achieve the connection that would give this film the weight it should have. That’s really more of a preference than a critique, but I really did want to dig deeper into these…

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  • Signs

    Signs

    ★★★★

    I really love the way this was shot; there’s a ton of really creative and purposefully off putting angles that work perfectly with the feel of the film. The tension Shyamalan creates is really impressive given how cheesy the movie is in certain parts, although I think the two blend surprisingly well in this movie.

    Maybe it shouldn’t be, but Shyamalan’s new movie Old is one of the movies I’m looking forward to most in 2021. Not because I know…

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    ★★½

    This is definitely not as good as I remember it being, but it’s not all bad. My main problem watching it this time was the pacing. This movie meanders like nothing I’ve ever seen. There is so much fluff that immediately stops any kind of effective pacing that might have been there, especially in the pod racing scenes which went on for way too long.

    The lightsaber fight at the end is always really great though, and Jar Jar was surprisingly more tolerable than the last time I saw this.