charlie groll.

Movie Journal

Ghost in the Shell (1995)
★★★★

May 19, 2024
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Wildly deep and absolutely gorgeous.

The Holdovers (2023)
★★★★★

May 16, 2024
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Families are messy. People are messy.

Babes (2024)
★★★ ½

May 13, 2024
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Juno 2: Millennial Boogaloo

Challengers (2024)
★★★★

May 07, 2024
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Exciting and bold camerawork. A really fun time with some great acting.

Rescued by Ruby (2022)
★★

May 04, 2024
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Half a step above a hallmark movie

The Blues Brothers (1980)
★★★

Apr 28, 2024
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80s style humor and pacing. Loved the camerawork throughout, especially in some of the more cinematic sequences. The final 30 minutes is the most entertaining part and is also where I finally understood all the comments about the number of cars they went through. RIP.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
★★★★★

Apr 26, 2024
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There’s truly nothing that I don’t love about this movie. A message about the human condition that’s never forced and is delivered with impeccable production and acting…I, too, wish I could watch it for the first time all over again. It’s more devastating that way.

Civil War (2024)
★★★★

Apr 19, 2024
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Gripping with stupendous acting. I think my biggest gripe, though, is how distracting the war was from the central theme of the journalism following it.

Dune: Part Two (2024)
★★★★★

Apr 06, 2024
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The build up in the first book paid off big time. This was a stunning piece of art that really got me to believe and care about the characters and their story. Everything that happened to every character felt deserved and plausible.

Dune (2021)
★★★★

Apr 03, 2024
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Definitely more enjoyable the second time around. Even if the first was 3 years ago, I think approaching it as a lead up to the second part and knowing it's all exposition and world-building changed a lot for me.