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|68 21%||Captain Marvel (2019) - Mar 18, 2019
"While I'm all in favor of trading the standard Marvel origin story template for something different, this movie's amnesia storyline never really clicked for me. After a weak opening act the movie sometimes gets into a groove, but I kept waiting to come fully on board. There are many good pieces here, including Ben Mendelsohn, the banter between Jackson and Larson, and some surprising story developments, but ultimately I was a little disappointed."
|64 15%||8MM (1999) - Mar 18, 2019
"Alright as a mystery story, but nothing that you haven't seen (and done better) a dozen times before. Nicolas Cage sleepwalks through most of the movie, but some of the more memorable supporting characters breathe a little life back into it."
|87 94%||Apocalypse Now (1979) - Mar 14, 2019
"A psychedelic descent into madness, captured in stunning sound and visuals. Filled to the brim with iconic moments and performances, from the hilariously absurd to the horrifyingly deranged."
|74 43%||The Searchers (1956) - Mar 13, 2019
"As someone who is not too familiar with classic Westerns, it is hard to judge how much of a step forward this film was at the time. It is still a rather entertaining watch today, despite some stilted performances and many scenes taking place on obvious soundstages. Casting John Wayne as a vengeful and racist anti-hero introduces some very interesting complexity to what could otherwise have been a fairly straightforward revenge flick."
|84 89%||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - Mar 11, 2019
"A big leap forward for both animation in general and comic-book adaptations in particular. While the low framerate bothered me in a few scenes, most of the time I was stunned by the rich visuals, innovative stylistic touches and the sheer amount of gags. Some elements of the plot setup and character arcs might have been improved in a longer (or less populated) film, but this is just a blast from start to finish - and I say that as someone who never really cared all that much about Spider-Man."
|76 54%||In the Heat of the Night (1967) - Mar 06, 2019
"While the central whodunit mystery is not particularly compelling, the character dynamics between Poitier and Steiger make this film worth watching. Despite being over 50 years old, this film has more interesting things to say about racism (and does it better) than some movies that are coming out today."
|88 96%||The Lobster (2015) - Mar 04, 2019
"A hilarious dark comedy about the pressures of finding love at all costs. Lanthimos takes the premise to all of its logical extremes and adds more than enough of his personal flourishes to make the film a delight for fans of quirky and unusual cinema. "
|25 1%||Serenity (2019) - Mar 04, 2019
"What an utterly fascinating clusterfuck of a movie. I honestly don't know how to rate this. It's a terrible film that is extremely entertaining for all the wrong reasons. Nobody should see this, yet I want everybody to watch it. Who thought this was a movie that should be made? What kind of dirt did they have on all of the A-List cast members?"
|79 68%||Platoon (1986) - Mar 04, 2019
"A morally ambiguous exploration of the ground soldiers' experience in Vietnam. The film and the cast effectively convey the psychological toll of war."
|74 43%||Overlord (2018) - Mar 01, 2019
"This is basically Wolfenstein: The Movie. A pretty well-made war film that delves maybe a little too deep into the grotesque at times. It doesn't try to be more than a fun B movie, but its sympathetic characters and competent direction elevate it above shlockier fare like Frankenstein's Army."