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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★½

    Thor: Ragnarok goes full Jack Kirby on the visuals and attempts to go full comedy on the tone. This film has some amazing moments but ultimately fails to balance the disparities in tone and story.

    Jeff Goldblum is let loose to great success. His mumbly ad-libs will never get old.

    There is simply too much going on in this film to make it a top tier MCU film, but it is still incredibly watchable and a blast.

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★

    How much impact did the drab and depressing tone of the film impact my feelings: a lot. “Isle of Dogs” is drenched in grey tones and just doesn’t have that cool factor characteristic of other Wes Anderson movies.

    The film still has the Anderson idiosyncrasies of character, composition, and witty dialogue, but there just seemed to be something missing here. There seemed to be a lack of central character that was the core of the film.

    Bryan Cranston’s Chief is…

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  • Bone Tomahawk

    Bone Tomahawk

    ★★★½

    I keep hearing “Bone Tomahawk” described with aspects of horror, but I didn’t get any of that. Sure there is insane violence and gore, but there is no evil. You learn to hate the savages, but only because they are so violent. Is cannibalism enough to classify a movie as a horror?

    The pacing is slow, but works. It takes forever until you realize what the plot of the movie is, a four-man rescue mission.

    The performances in this movie…

  • Inside Out

    Inside Out

    ★★★★½

    Pixar continues to make beautiful and charming films complete with very real stakes and, in this film, literal emotions.

    A young girl, Riley, goes through a very difficult move, and we see the inside working of how that changes her personality. The choice of the five emotions is very interesting because only one of them, Joy, is positive. Or so we think. We learn how critical each of these lenses for seeing the world is, as the main character gains…