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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★½

    40 minutes too long and still your inner nerd forces you to sit through the mother of all end credits. Might have been quicker listing everyone in the world not associated with the film. Past family members' pets were being named. The reward is a post credit hint you will have to Google later anyway. Pushing it, Marvel.

  • Coco

    Coco

    ★★½

    One of the weakest Pixar movies. Unoriginal concept and story, forgettable characters, little emotion and zero laughs. Good to see the studio still manages to squeeze something new in between its increasing amount of sequels, but Coco is miles away from the true Pixar greats like WALL-E and Monsters, Inc.

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  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★½

    Easily the most overrated movie of 2016. A structural mess with a one-hour overlong story going nowhere slowly. It is a full-blown drama, although for some reason marketed (and by many perceived) as a comedy. There is no genre like drama, but expectations matter.

    Really struggling to understand how people found this hilarious. Perhaps there is a growing demand for wigs and false teeth schticks.

  • Zorba the Greek

    Zorba the Greek

    ★½

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

    Mikis Theodorakis' great Zorba's Dance is still played 24/7 at every single restaurant in the Greek tourist traps. Biting irony as the movie makes you want to visit Greece as much as Deliverance makes you want to visit the state of Georgia. This is intended as a crowd-pleaser but depicts a vile, murderous, thieving village of the kind you usually don't see outside of horror movies. And when the despicable villagers are done with their murdering and thieving, the main…