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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★

    This has been receiving a lot of high praise. Yes, it's enjoyable and expertly crafted, but honestly, and I know I'll be the outlier here, it's weirdly forgettable for me... and I just saw it. It's one of Christopher Nolan's less "overblown" films, which I liked a lot, but I had no empathy for any of the characters, despite the harrowing premise. Minimalist WWII drama with human placeholders.

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★

    Studios-- When you reboot a franchise as much as this one in such a short period of time, you get audience members like me, a person who once cared and now doesn't. I can't rate this any better just because I'm so exasperated with the rebooting of this character. Stop.

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★

    "Mad Max: Fury Road": A cross between an 80s action movie and a Slipknot music video. It's every bit as insane as it sounds and it's great.

  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★★

    I really don't understand the hate this film gets. Sure there are moments that feel painfully contrived, but the overall offerings far outweigh those issues. I'm happy enough just seeing Ridley Scott return to classic science fiction. As a big fan of the first two "Alien" films and the lore associated, I found "Prometheus" to be very satisfying, despite the script hangups. It's beautiful and visceral all at the same time.