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  • Coco



    Dammit, I'm getting tired of Pixar being able to have plot points that I could drive through and STILL have the ability to nearly reduce me to tears by the final act.

  • Went the Day Well?

    Went the Day Well?


    A brilliantly directed film, done in more dramatic fashion in Michael Caine's The Eagle Has Landed, with an amazing posit of an unseen enemy hiding in plain sight. Performances are uniformly excellent with the "British" characters shining the most. Interestingly, Cavalcanti plays with the notion that the German invaders aren't all getting along with the other. The tension between the local spy and the German commander starts easy but does boil over. Also, the film doesn't play with the notion…

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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok


    Fun entry in the Thor series. Whereas the first film went for bombastic, Shakespearian world building, this entry rights the wrongs of the barely there second film. Taika Waititi goes for the adventurous and the absurd. While the dead pan humour can grate at times, the film plays like a Dr. Strange/Thor/ Guardians greatest hits collection and that's a fine way of sending out the God of Thunder on his final solo outing.

  • Pete's Dragon

    Pete's Dragon


    A quiet, gentle film, Pete's Dragon is as harmless as its title character. One of the more thoughtful remakes from Disney, the film sports excellent performances from Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford while both Wes Bentley and Karl Urban form a brotherly duo on opposing sides of what to do with young Peter's winged friend. Oakes Fegley gives a completely naturalistic performance as Pete and it's amazing to watch him hop, twitch, tilt his head and generally stare at…