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  • Rampage

    Rampage

    ★★

    Movies 2018 - Rampage (2018; written by four geniuses; directed by Brad Peyton)
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    🌮🌮 (2 tacos)
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    A primatologist gets called into action when his albino gorilla friend and two other animals mysteriously grow to enormous proportions. So, we’re all on the same page that this is a dumb movie, right? There’s not a shocking contingent in some corner of the internet that — like Justice League fans — thinks that is far better than critics who are in…

  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★★★½

    Movies 2018 - 164. Disobedience (2018; written by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lankiewicz; directed by Sebastián Lelio; based upon a book by Naomi Alderman)

    🌮🌮🌮 1/2 (3 1/2 tacos)

    A woman returns to her Orthodox community she was previously shunned by for her attraction to a female friend. Disobedience is a slow-moving, cold, rigid film about having to withhold your emotions and facing adversity when striving to be your true self. The film moves at a slow pace, allowing the…

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  • Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    ★★★★

    Movies 2018 - 160. Molly’s Game (2017; written and directed by Aaron Sorkin)

    🌮🌮🌮🌮 (4 tacos)

    An Olympic-class skier leaves the skiing world and begins running an exclusive high-stakes poker game. It’s one of my favorite things to watch a great actor tackle Aaron Sorkin’s quick, sharp dialogue like it is as easy as reciting your ABCs. He usually is able to end up with an extremely talented cast and Molly’s Game, his directorial debut, in no exception. Idris Elba…

  • Mudbound

    Mudbound

    ★★★★

    Movies 2018 - 40. Mudbound (2017; written by Virgil Williams and Dee Rees; directed by Dee Rees; based upon the novel by Hillary Jordan)

    🌮🌮🌮🌮 (4 tacos)

    Two veterans of World War II return home to farm and attempt a friendship amidst the racial divide of the American south in the 1940s. It feels like not too long away that I was whining about the Netflix Original movie, and now here I am, heaping as much praise as I possibly…