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  • Despicable Me 3

    Despicable Me 3

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Nothing can quite top the adorably clever Despicable Me, but that doesn’t keep the sequels from being amusing as well. Their villain this time around is a child-tv star gone bad, who’s so lame that he actually become rather hilarious - weaponized key-tar, massive shoulderpads, and then the constant dancing (and dance-battling) take him over the top, but that makes him a perfect foe for Gru, who secretly knows some killer dance moves of his own!

    The big twist isn’t…

  • Unlocking Sherlock

    Unlocking Sherlock

    ★★★½

    For fans of the Moffatt/Gatiss hit show Sherlock this mini documentary is a short but sweet introduction to the inspiration behind the series - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes short stories and novels. I, of course, have read all of Sherlock and Watson’s adventures so much of the content was not revelatory, but I still enjoyed their discussion. Besides the original stories, which obviously serve as the primary source for storylines, characters, and deductive techniques, they also drew on…

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  • Mistress America

    Mistress America

    For all that this film looked highly enjoyable from the previews I found myself so annoyed by the two protagonists that I almost stopped watching it multiple times. I did make it to the finale, though, only because I was determined to find out whether either of them actually managed to get their shit together. One of them kind of does (which is the best we can hope for considering that the story is basically her messy coming of age…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    After being surprisingly delighted by the previous two Star Wars I had no qualms about seeing the return of the Jedi (or not so much) on the big screen for my boyfriend’s and mine annual Christmas Eve tradition. And boy, was I not disappointed! The story may have been long, and our heroes may have spent the entire film jumping from chaotic event to chaotic event, but this formula worked well for the Empire Strikes Back and works similarly to…