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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★½

    DC's 2009 animated "Wonder Woman" is far from perfect, but it's the best we've gotten in terms of a project genuinely focused on Wonder Woman so far. Aside from a handful of Justice League episodes, Diana has always been in the background despite the vast amount of material that could be mined for an animated series. As for this movie? Well, I think it's solid for a straight-to-video release, and certainly the first time DC's animated projects showed any real…

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    ★★★

    I didn't hate it, and considering the content of this film, that's an impressive accomplishment. I'm sure others will get more out of it than me.

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  • Incendies

    Incendies

    ★★★★★

    Denis Villeneuve may be our best modern director, and "Incendies" may be his best film. It's also among the most difficult to watch, and not because it is mainly in French. It tells the tragic story of a mother and her children as they discover the truth about who they are. Gorgeously shot and startlingly well acted, it is among the best films this decade has to offer. And it is deeply affecting; I know I'll be haunted by this one for a long time.

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

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

    Few movies have truly felt like massive events quite the way "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy managed. The series took previously "unfilmable" material and brought it to spectacular life. J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy story, once the domain of literary scholars and devout fanboys, was thrust into pop culture with a trilogy of movies that made their best effort to do justice to the material. The films redefined what could be a viable blockbuster and inspired a generation of future…