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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★

    If I remember correctly, the Russo Brothers said that there would be 64 "main characters" in this film, emphasis on the words "main" and "characters". If they did indeed say that, they were completely full of s***.

    To call this an Avengers movie is a massive miscalculation; it should be called Thanos: Infinity War. Josh Brolin is the star, and in his moments the film is incredibly fascinating and surprisingly sad. Thanos is indeed one of the best villains of…

  • Tully

    Tully

    ★★★★

    Welcome back Jason Reitman. Not that he ever went anywhere, but you've seen Labor Day and Men, Women & Children haven't you?

    An incredibly humorous look at not just the struggles of motherhood, but the struggles of parental complacency. Reitman and Diablo Cody (in their third collaboration together) are very self-aware in Marlo's sarcasm and wit to deal with such complacency, but better yet, so is Marlo herself. That alone makes the film even funnier.

    The ending is all people will…

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  • Columbus

    Columbus

    People can champion Roger Deakins and his work on Blade Runner 2049 all they want (and trust me, it's warranted), but my money for the year's best cinematography goes to Elisha Christian's work on Columbus.....sue me.

  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★★

    Prompted to revisit this one after it won my Disney/Pixar bracket (which included 64 films). I stand by that win, this is my favorite Disney film (regardless of which studio actually made it).

    I was thematically struck even further this time by Remy and Linguini's shared insecurities, the fact that they both have to deal with not turning out like their respective fathers. Inside Out taught us that it's okay to be sad, Ratatouille teaches that it's okay not to end up like your parents; accepting the individualism in you and others is the key moral.

    Still my favorite movie ever about artistic inspiration.