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The Prestige (2006)

Christopher Nolan is not the type of filmmaker to make directly introspective works.

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The Usual Suspects (1996)

Has there ever been a movie made more interesting by its final five minutes than The Usual Suspects?

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Review

Rudy (1993)

I grew up in a Notre Dame household.

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The Dark Knight (2008)

When I was in college I took a course on the history of crime films.

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Aladdin (1992)

There’s an interesting case to be made that Aladdin is the most influential non-CGI animated picture of the last 50 years.

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Spider-Man 2 (2004)

I might be biased because it came out a few days after my 16th birthday, but Spider-Man 2 is perhaps my favorite popcorn movie of the 21st-century

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Jurassic Park (1993)

I’m going to open this review discussing some of the flaws of Jurassic Park — sorry, 17-year-old me; Jurassic Park does indeed have flaws

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Legacy Review

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Sometimes my critical faculties are short-circuited and I can only gush. Here goes.

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

Sometimes a movie just clicks in a way that is totally subjective. Especially comedies. I know all art, to some extent, is in the eye of the beholder, but I think comedies often just come down to taste and personal funny bones.

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Legacy Review

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Dumb and Dumber is a comedy where many of the broadest, best-known gags have lost their luster, but the the stuff on the fringes absolutely slays me.