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  • Bombshell

    Bombshell

    ★★★

    Charlize Theron is so good that she basically earns this movie a whole star all by herself.

  • Scream 2

    Scream 2

    ★★★★

    Perhaps the best horror sequel ever considering that it was rushed into immediate production following the surprise success of the original, yet somehow still totally captures that same fun spirit. And is actually pretty scary.

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  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

    One of the greatest cinematic experiences of my life which is saying something since I sat behind a fidgety giant for the whole 3 hours. Yes, it is a 3 hour movie, but I found it gripping and entertaining throughout. It's a stunningly beautiful film -- Nearly every shot looks like an oil painting. Kubrick creates extraordinarily flawed and human characters, mixing high drama with light comedy seamlessly. The musical score was haunting and perfect. It's probably due to repetition,…

  • Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket

    ★★★★

    Kubrick was a great director (duh), and this film has a unique tone and visual style like no other war movie. Unfortunately, the genius opening 45 minute training sequence is hard for the subsequent Vietnam portion to live up to, so the result is rather uneven. But the great stuff is so great that I forgive some of the more irksome choices in the last hour. Overall it’s excellent and, like the very best war movies, portrays a wide range of…