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  • Us

    Us

    ★★★½

    No, it wasn't perfect, but I've been thinking about it all weekend. Haunting and emotional, but also silly and humorous. I'm torn between wanting to see it again and never wanting to see it again.

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★

    Awesome tech and effects, great music, and great tie-ins and connections to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe... but slow and emotionally distant overall. The pacing in the beginning starts strong, then slows and rarely recovers. Some dialogue is stilted, and I was left without any emotional attachment to the new characters. I'll choose to remember my favorite parts instead, like the fact that the Kree are governed by an AI, and that they have some sweet tech.

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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★½

    It felt a bit scattered, but does that really matter? It was funny and enjoyable, despite any imperfections.

  • The Lego Movie

    The Lego Movie

    ★★★★

    Overall, perhaps the most clever film I've ever seen. A childhood spent with Lego is a prerequisite to many of the sight gags and action sequences -- otherwise, I'm not sure how magical the film will be for you.

    The first half is very strong, but plot elements added towards the end took me out of the world the film had created and left me wondering whether I had been duped into watching a film-length advertisement. By the end credits,…