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  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★½

    I'm hard-pressed to say that Warner Bros and DC were not trying to make a good movie here, but simply an obligatory necessity to push the DCEU in the right direction. The film certainly feels like it too; it's a corporate mess, and sometimes even a visionless one (for a film arguably directed by both Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon, it feels like one person directed it, but that one person was neither Snyder or Whedon).

    But if the end…

  • Wonderstruck

    Wonderstruck

    ★★★★

    Evokes the simplicity of childhood curiosity and familial need. Todd Haynes really is one of our most curious filmmakers working today, and in the best way possible.

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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.

  • Kong: Skull Island

    Kong: Skull Island

    ★★½

    The real monsters are those at Legendary Pictures.  Kong: Skull Islamd is yet another conceptualized film from studio hands, made by studio hands, so more studio hands can fund and create more films in this new shared universe.  What an unfortunate insult to the talented cast involved, and to Vogt-Roberts' potential as a filmmaker.

    At least I was entertained by Kong himself, they got him ever-so right.