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  • Race

    Race 2016

    ★★½ Watched 11 Jun, 2016

    Some decent performances, and a fascinating story, but filmed and scored like a Lifetime movie.

  • X-Men: Apocalypse

    X-Men: Apocalypse 2016

    ★★★ Watched 29 May, 2016

    Taken as a standalone it's less of a mess than the majority of professional reviews would indicate. Most of the first 2/3 of the film are quite coherent and even include some interesting settings and secondary characters.

    The three and a half minutes Alexandra Shipp gets to actually play Storm as a character instead of as mute window dressing are by themselves better than all of Halle Berry's performances of the character put together, and Tómas Lemarquis gives us an…

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  • Phantoms

    Phantoms 1998

    ★★★ Rewatched 06 Feb, 2016

    Mediocre film, but Affleck was the bomb.

  • Our Brand Is Crisis

    Our Brand Is Crisis 2015

    ★★½ Watched 06 Feb, 2016

    Meh. There was an episode of Leverage a few years ago that was very similar, and was actually better.

    This might have worked better if, like Thank You For Smoking, the film had stuck to its guns. Instead we get a frame story about a blonde lady trying to be the conscience of Latin America...