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MCU Movie Reviews | Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

For five whole years, I stopped watching Marvel movies entirely. When I look back, this strikes me as a bit odd. While I certainly was tired of comic book movies and found the whole Marvel Cinematic U...

9.5 Amazing
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MCU Movie Reviews | Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger might mark the beginning of Captain America within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but this origin story film actually marks the end of an era in a couple of ways. Fi...

8.5 Great
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Favorite Movies | The Godfather Part II (1974)

The image of the chair in the title card says it all: the throne is empty throughout The Godfather Part II. Even though Michael (Al Pacino) is the new Don in the present and we also get to see the you...

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Favorite Movies | The Godfather (1972)

The three-act structure: supposedly every film has it. Or so my Intro to Scriptwriting professor told me anyway when I was a sophomore in college. On the first day of the semester, he began by asking ...

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Favorite Movies | Gladiator (2000)

Many, many details in Gladiator are simply not accurate. The character Maximus is a necessary fiction; having characters make patently false statements like “Rome was founded as a republic”...

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