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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★½

    Zack Snyder’s Justice League is Autumn’s Sonata

    In 2017 WB brought the Justice League to the big screen for the first time ever. After Zack Snyder departed from the project in Spring of that year after the untimely death of his daughter Autumn, superhero movie faithful Joss Whedon stepped in to complete Snyder’s vision. The movie we saw in November 2017 was clearly Frankenstein's monster of a movie with half-written ideas, lazy execution, and a studio mandated two hours to…

  • Cherry

    Cherry

    Typically it’s easy to see when a respective editor, screenwriter, or composer doesn’t quite execute on a director’s vision, but every fault lies on their shoulders. Whether it’s Henry Jackman’s overbearing score that makes you feel like your head is being slammed against a grand piano, or Sigel’s cinematography lacking any purposeful imagery rooted in elevating themes of emotionally spiraling out of control, they’ve just been misdirected. Tom Holland has some scenes where he is convincing, but he can’t sell…

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  • Rambo: First Blood Part II

    Rambo: First Blood Part II

    ★★★

    Not sure how I feel about making Rambo’s PTSD literal in a sequel more interested in Predator style takedowns. Diminishes the emotional chill of First Blood’s conclusion. Either way, it’s a fun mid-80s watch with no harm, so no foul.

  • The Parallax View

    The Parallax View

    ★★★★★

    A highwire act strung extremely tight. Snapping right as we’re supposed to feel a moment of relief. Extraordinary sequences perfectly lit to envelope the characters (and simultaneously the viewer) in a world with danger around every corner, through every doorway, and every small town. Firearm wielding phantoms obstruct that light at the end of the tunnel where freedom is all but a false reality in America.

    Truly one of the greatest achievements in American film.

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  • Snow Steam Iron

    Snow Steam Iron

    ★★★★½

    If Denis Villeneuve wasn't the best film-maker working today, Zack Snyder would have the best shot selection in all of Hollywood. This guy shot this movie on an iPhone and it looks better than most movies released on a budget 1,000 times the price of an iPhone X! Snow Steam Iron is a firm reminder that Snyder is one of the purest Hollywood visionaries working today. 

    In Snow Steam Iron we see a corrupt system in the snow laced streets of New…

  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★½

    Quite possibly the most ambitious film of 2014, Richard Linklater's, 'Boyhood' is a stunning work of art and one of cinema's finest achievements. This film is shot over 12 years of time from the years 2002-2014, following a boy by the name of Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane) throughout this time span.

    To be quite honest, I don't think I've ever resonated with a film more in my entire life. Following this boy growing up was absolutely incredible to watch,…