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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★★★½

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

    On a lonely, seldom-traveled road just outside of the quiet town of Ebbing, Missouri, three fresh, blood-red billboards read "Raped while dying/And still no arrests/How come, Chief Willoughby?". The victim the billboards in question are referring to is Angela Hayes, a teenage girl who was raped, murdered, and immolated seven months ago, a sadistic act that, in the ensuing half a year since, the local police have made virtually no progress in solving. Frustrated with the stagnation of Angela's case,…

  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★★★

    I don't have as much to write about Coco as I have for most of what I've seen this year, but that's more due to my personal weakness when it comes to reviewing animated family fare than Coco itself being a weak example of that particular style of film... because it's not. It's quite good, as a matter of fact; it's an energetic, colorful, imaginative trip to a fully-imagined Mexican underworld, with a touch of the macabre ala The Nightmare…

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  • Aliens

    Aliens

    ★★★★½

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

    One of the toughest tasks ever for a young director must be coming to a series that, was not only started by another filmmaker, but began with what is one of the most iconic genre movies ever, and having to make a sequel that not only expands on its story & mythology without turning into ridiculous fanfiction (*cough Alien: Resurrection cough*), but also taking the young series in an entirely new direction, to the point where it goes into a completely…

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★½

    Look in the dictionary for the definition of "Troubled Production", and you'll practically see the poster for Justice League next to it; after a planned production by (of all people) George Miller was sadly scrapped, the project gathered dust in production Hell for nearly a decade before the inception of the oft-troubled "DC Cinematic Universe" gave it a 2nd wind. Even then, however, it's been a rocky road, as the rather negative critical reception and (most importantly, of course) the…