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Quickie: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015)

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation continues the franchise’s streak of freshness (ever since Ghost Protocol raised quality-standards) with a solid, exceptional spy thriller. The fifth combines vibes of both the first Mission Impossible and Ghost Protocol, creating a more distinct yet familiar entry that should massively please fans. Like previous Mission Impossible entries however, the film […]

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Quickie: Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (1975)

Barry Lyndon is one of the most captivating single-man journeys I’ve ever endorsed. The coinciding messages about the effect poverty or wealth can have upon an individual’s character, ambitions, and actions are marvelously exhibited. The film’s finale is as exhilarating as it is inventive and proves itself as one of Kubrick’s finest cinematic sequences. The […]

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Quickie: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979) ★★★★

Despite watching this movie in 240p (I’m not joking) I still found Stalker to be one of the most visually appealing films ever created. It’s filled with so much social commentary that is notably effective thanks to the wonderfully crafted dialogue provided to us from Tarkovsky and the Strugatskiys. Stalker does however, suffer from its […]

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Quickie: Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario (2015) ★★★★½

Decided to rewatch Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario in preparation for Sicario 2. I still consider Sicario to be one of the best movies ever made in terms of “technicality.” Nearly all the editing and visual aspects inserted in this film are perfectly crafted in my opinion. It has a nice, slow, steady pace that Villeneuve has […]

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Quickie: The Incredibles (2004) ★★★★★

In preparation for the upcoming release of Incredibles 2, I decided to rewatch my all-time favorite movie as a child, The Incredibles. Not only has the film kept its brisk steam due to its dashing pace, but it also still stands as one of the finest superhero movies ever created! It truly is Pixar at […]

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Quickie: The Producers (1967) ★★★★½

Thanks Fathom Events for releasing a 50th Anniversary Edition of Mel Brook’s The Producers in theaters! It’s witty as hell and contains some of the all time best comedic performances ever put to screen! (Verdict: A)

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Quickie: Iron Man (2008) ★★★★

I reminisce what made the first Iron Man so clever. It arguably has the best screenplay out of any of the MCU entries, and Robert Downey Jr’s performance is striking. All though, I think the third act is a bit fallacious, the first two acts are certainly imposing. (Verdict: B+)

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Quickie: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) ★★★★★

Rewatched 2001 A Space Odyssey today. It’s shocking to hear it has been 50 years since the film’s release. It’s hands down the most cinematically gorgeous movie ever conceived, and still has one of the most puzzling yet fascinating storylines. Kubrick’s masterpiece shall never die! (Verdict: A+)