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King Arthur Legend Of The Sword - Film Review
King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword is directed by Guy Ritchie, who most recently helmed Man From U.N.C.L.E and is probably most familiar to many of you for his work with Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes films.
KA:LotS stars Charlie Hunnam as the titular character. Other notable actors include Jude Law as Arthur's evil uncle Vortigern, and Djimon Hounsou as one of Arthur's mentors.
KA:LotS chronicles Arthur's acquisition of the weapon and the throne from Vortigern who obtained the latter after assassinating his brother, former king Uther played by Eric Bana. (Some very obvious parallels to Hamlet here.)
The acting is fine. Just fine. No one overats nor is any performance spectacular. Hunnam and Law perform their roles well. Arthur is witty. Such is the case for the script in general, which is an typical trait of Ritchie's works.
The special effects are satisfactory most of the time. In at least two instances they are disengaging.
Though I feel that slow motion is overused in modern cin
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The Collector - Book Review
The Collector is a thriller novel written by John Fowles in 1963.
The story centers around a young man named Frederick who tires of admiring a young lady named Miranda from afar and kidnaps her to sate his desire.
I could write at length about what makes this story amazing but I'll spare you the excess. So, yes; this story is for, lack of a better phrase, immaculately superb.
I'll just say this; the dynamic between the two characters is organic. Intelligent. Unexpectedly enthralling. Human. Banal yet so artfully conveyed. The characters feel real. Their dialogue is compelling. Thought provoking. The imagery is effective.
My only gripe is almost unfair. That point being the moments from Miranda's perspective get monotonous, repetitive, and dull. But such would surely be the case if you were locked in a room for months.
I have never, not even in regards to the characters of my favorite author William Shakespeare's works, detested a villain as much as I have Frederick. Iago, Claudius, Cor
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Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is a superhero film based on the Marvel Comics property of the same name. It is directed an written by James Gunn.
Primarily, this adventure explores the heritage of Starlord.
GOTGV2 focuses heavily on the relationships of it's cast. Peter longs for his father. His feelings for Gamora are addressed. Yondu's parallels to Rocket are acknowledged. Et cetera, et cetera.
The original cast returns with a few additions such as Ego (portrayed by Kurt Russell) and Mantis (portrayed by Pom Klementieff). Russell, as always, is entertaining to follow. All of his characters contain a certain charisma about them. Mantis was fine; not intolerable, nor compelling. I trust she was added simply to give Drax someone to play off of.
Some returning characters are explored further, such as Yondu (portrayed by Michael Rooker), who I found to be one of the most interesting in this iteration. Others are barely developed any more than before. Rocket is still the snarky hothead. Gr
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Get Out - Film Review
Get Out is a thriller-horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele.
It follow Chris (played by Daniel Kaluuya) who is put in a peculiar situation when he accompanies his caucasian girlfriend to meet her family on their secluded estate.
The acting is solid universally, but the humor delivered by Chris's best friend (portrayed by LilRel Howery) will keep you laughing. His material hits the mark everytime.
This is a movie that does much more than frighten. It is also a commentary on social issues, and is presented freshly in a genre that isn't accustomed to focusing on such topics.
The movie flows well. It doesn't lull nor does it feel too long. Some aspects of the plot my be predictable but it is still highly entertaining to watch the events unfold.
The soundtrack is simple yet effectively foreboding. It accents the horrific moments perfectly without being excessive in it's presence.
The auditorium was sold out and this film incited the most crowd investment and audible responses tha
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Split - Film Review
Split is a psychological thriller directed and written by M. Knight Shyamalan.
The film follows Kevin Crumb (portrayed by James McAvoy), who is a man with Dissociative Identity Disorder, bearing 23 different personalities. He kidnaps Casey (portrayed by Anya Taylor-Joy) and her two schoolmates who seek escape through Kevin's indwelling counterparts before the arrival of the beast, his ominous 24th personality.
Split is well shot. The cinematography is simple yet effective. There is no excessive use of CG or spectacle. Such is a breath of fresh air these days.
The acting is universally stellar but the standouts are easily McAvoy and Taylor-Joy respectively. McAvoy really did differentiate the multiple personalites well and all were fun to follow. So much so that the film's run time, whatever it my be, was irrelevant to me. I just wanted to see more of these characters.
The film flows well and doesn't seem to lull at any point. The plot is not extremely predictable nor are any twists ins
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The Lego Batman - Film Review
The Lego Batman Movie is directed by Chris Mckay, who is best known for the television series Robot Chicken.
This super satirical story spotlights the Dark Knight's solitary lifestyle, the Joker's desire for his arch-foe's respect, and Dick Grayson's necessity for family. This all culminates into a surprisingly sentimental flick.
TLBM features the vocal talents of several celebrity personalities. This includes but is not limited to Will Arnett as the narcissistic vigilante, Michael Cera as Dick, Bruce's accidental acquisition and ally, Zack Galifianakis as the lovelorn lunatic, the Joker, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred, the careful caregiver, and Rosario Dawson as Barbara, the commissioner's tenacious child. The voice acting is solid across the board. Galafianakis performs an impressive Joker. Probably my favorite of the bunch. He's no Hamill, Ledger or Nicholson, but he's definitely up there.
The funnies find you instantly as the film kicks off with snarky commentary on common movie elements
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Silence - Film Review
Silence is directed by Martin Scorsese who most recently brought us the Wolf Of Wall Street (2013).
This historical drama is set in the 17th century and is centered around the persecution of Christians in Japan.
Silence is the story of two priests, Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garupe (Adam Driver), who voyage to Nagasaki, Japan in search of their mentor, Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who was sent forth prior to preach but has now, allegedly, apostatized. The duo and their disciples undergo rigorous trials as their beliefs are challenged by local authorities.
Instantly the film's exquisite cinematography is evident. Though mud, foliage and rain comprise a majority of the sights, such settings persistently prove aesthetically compelling. The verdant landscapes bear the same pulchritude as the city's architecture. The ambiances accurately establish each scene. One may even watch fragments of the film without dialogue and still sense the same intended emotional weight.
The performances
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Fences - Film Review
Fences is directed by Denzel Washington and based on the 1983 play of the same name by August Wilson.
Set in the 1950's, Fences follows an African-American family coping with domestic hardships.
The scant cast of characters includes Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), his wife, Rose (Viola Davis), best friend, Bono (Stephen Henderson), the couple's son, Cory (Jovan Adepo), Troy's son, Lyons (Russell Hornsby), Troy's brother, Gabe (Mykelti Williamson), and Raynell (Saniyya Sydney) who's role can not be divulged without spoiling certain elements of the plot. Aside from two or three tertiary characters, this is the entire cast.
There is plenty to appreciate here. The aesthetic, script, performances, and tone are among a few things. Honestly; I have to nitpick to find negatives.
The shift from stage to screen is discernible with the film's modest count of characters and locations.This is not problematic as Fences translates well to the big screen. Most of the happenings transpire within the M
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Film Review
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards who you may remember for bringing us Godzilla (2014).
If seeing the infamous kaiju for only 11 of 123 minutes in a feature audaciously titled "Godzilla" made you wary of Edwards visiting a galaxy far, far away, then content thyself; This one is pretty good.
The film follows nonconformist Jyn Erso (portrayed by Felicity Jones), who is recruited by the Rebel Alliance to aid in the acquisition of her father who is instrumental in the development of the Empire's ultimate weapon.
RO:ASWS deviates from it's predecessors vastly. Such is apparent at the very start, which, for the first time ever, lacks the franchise's iconic opening crawl. The deviation continues as we follow a female lead, which, until recently, was unheard of within the popular space opera. The deviation persists as the film's overall tone differs considerably from what we've grown accustomed to. RO is gritty but in a defining manner; not a depressing one.
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Limnarian derives from the word “limn [lim]” and the suffix “-arian [air-ee-uh n]”, which mean “to portray in drawing, painting, or words” and “a person who” respectively.

Limnarian was founded on June 25, 2016 by Antonio Kinchen to showcase traditional and literary arts.

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