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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★★

    There has never been a film like this. One that culminates a decade's worth of connected movies, with like 50 characters and yet still has time to build a villain to the point where you can fully understand his motivations, even if they're severely misguided.

    It's a crowning achievement. I raised to a 5/5 because there just simply is nothing like this in the history of cinema, and will never be again. At least not until Endgame, which will probably…

  • The End

    The End

    ★★★★★

    A Series of Unfortunate Events

    I'm so glad I didn't "look away."

    After skipping (or forgetting about) the second season last year, I was very happy to binge the final two seasons in the last week and a bit. While I very much enjoyed the first two seasons, I was shocked as hell to see that the show just progressively got better and better (a couple "books" excluded) as it went on.

    The Penultimate Peril and The End are the…

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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★★

    The Shape of Water

    Guillermo del Toro’s latest film, The Shape of Water, is a darkly romantic monster film with a whole lot of heart and is a film that is masterfully made in every way.

    Now, I’ve always been a huge fan of del Toro’s work. I grew up with both Hellboy films and Pan’s Labyrinth is a beautifully haunting fairy tale. While I do have a long history with his films and with him as one of my…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    It’s difficult to catch lightning in a bottle more than once, and with the success of the first Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn definitely knew that was exactly what he would have to do. Three years later, with the release of this film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Gunn manages to catch that lightning again, and while I don’t think this is overall as good as a film as the first…