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  • The Catcher Was a Spy

    The Catcher Was a Spy

    ★★

    It's not a BAD movie, but it never becomes a good one. An all-star cast - Paul Rudd, Paul Giamatti, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce, Mark Strong, Tom Wilkinson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Sienna Miller, Connie Nielsen, et al. - does what it can with what it's given (not much), but the screenplay and direction made me feel like I was watching a Wikipedia entry.

    I highly recommend the book, though; Moe Berg's story is absolutely fascinating, and it's a shame the movie doesn't do a better job of telling it.

    EDIT: I changed my mind; it's a bad movie.

  • The Death of Superman

    The Death of Superman

    ★★★★

    i don't watch a lot of animated superhero stuff, but this was recommended to me and not only was it fantastic, it was surprisingly affecting. zack snyder should be forced to watch this movie over and over, 'clockwork orange' style.

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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.)…