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  • First Man

    First Man

    ★★★★

    Is it weird to give a movie four stars and also be a little disappointed by it? Is "Eyes of Ryan Moon" too obscure of a reference for my alternate title for it? Sound off in the comments!

    Some thoughts:

    --The parts I liked I loved ... and then there were the other parts, which would've been where things like character development belonged. But other than Neil and Janet Armstrong, there just isn't much of that, I assume because it…

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★★

    Okay, so, it starts off really bad (pretty much everything before Tom Hardy and the symbiote hook up), and eventually becomes fun - and funny - as hell.

    But I'm honestly not sure if it becomes fun - or funny - intentionally or not. In other words, I ended up enjoying the movie-going experience, but I'm not entirely sure it was for the reasons I was meant to! I seriously can't overstate this: you could tell me that director Ruben…

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  • Transformers: The Last Knight

    Transformers: The Last Knight

    ★★★★★

    In his poignant ode to simplicity, Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight" captures the sensation of how technology can lead to alienation in a way that hasn't been achieved since Radiohead's "OK Computer."

    Working from a meticulously crafted and deeply personal script by Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan (story by Akiva Goldsman, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway and Ken Nolan), Bay shows us the many ways we and our planet have been changed by runaway science - transformed, if…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★

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

    I'm provisionally giving this 3 stars, though I'm not sure it deserves it. It's basically a hodgepodge of a bunch of different Marvel movies; tonally, and pacing-wise, it's all over the place.

    I guess this is a bit of a spoiler, but there are deaths, and some of them even seem meaningful. But the majority don't, because it's obvious that they'll be reversed in the next movie. (I guess in some ways that makes this the perfect comic book movie.)…