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  • Death Wish

    Death Wish


    On its own, a generally enjoyable, completely unspectacular remake made better by a warm turn from Vincent D’Onofrio and Bruce Willis actually trying again. I liked the scenes between them the most. They fostered an easy chemistry.

    Yet, it’s frankly impossible to separate this film from the real world. Revenge thrillers are certainly nothing new, but today, it plays more like an NRA fantasy run amok. The epitome of the “one good guy with a gun” rebuttal that inevitably rears…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi


    Not so much a review, just me rambling as I sift through some ideas a few days after my first view.

    The Last Jedi is to The Force Awakens as Age of Ultron is to The Avengers. This isn't an assessment of quality, but rather intent and execution.

    Joss Whedon's first team-up spectacular and J.J. Abrams' franchise relaunch are both, for lack of a more elegant term, party movies. They're comforting and crowd-pleasing pieces of entertainment that don't ask too…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice


    Actress Ranking: Gal Gadot
    Comic Book Movies: Ranked
    Director Ranking: Zack Snyder
    Franchise Ranking: DC Extended Universe
    Yearly Ranking: 2016

    NOTE: This is a review of the Ultimate Edition.

    Admittedly, the theatrical cut is a game of narrative hop scotch. Leaping from A to C, we were too often left to fill the gaps on our own. Plots and subplots were thrown at us and just as quickly abandoned until a later, random time. Character moments fell flat and didn't…

  • Warcraft



    Yearly Ranking: 2016

    I'm as stunned by my rating as you are.

    Vibrant, spectacular battles bathed in rich sunlight rather than grim darkness. Energy and passion to spare. A world so grand and thoroughly imagined it's nothing short of breathtaking.

    There's no denying the film throws you into the deep end of the deep end. Anyone not versed in general fantasy elements - or unable to to learn at a dizzying pace - will be lost in the story. Director…