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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    ★★½

    Every year has at least one. Sometimes they are more divisive than others, sometimes they are more universally praised than others. However, every year there is at least one movie that the general consensus believes is one of the best of the year and I am one of the few dissenting opinions. I don’t believe it to be very prevalent, but there is always at least one. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the latest from writer/director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges,…

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★

    Life is irrational. It just is. Some may live lives sprinkled with star dust, but then there’s the rest of us. And the rest of us tend to live life trying to do the best we can with what we have. As children, we may not fully realize what we have, seeing others with more and wanting that. As adults, we may feel this even more. But it always seems to come back to material possessions, which is not a…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★½

    Everything we've seen to this point in either Batman or Superman movies is one simple fact: they're good superheroes. Anyone familiar with these characters knows their backstories, knows their accolades. With decades of content behind them, I think it is fair to say these are beloved good guys in print, television, and cinema. Each has had it's exemplary vehicle, though ask fans and I'm sure their favorites are not the same. For me, the Christopher Nolan Batman movies are my…

  • The Good Dinosaur

    The Good Dinosaur

    ★★★

    It seems rare to receive two Disney/Pixar films in the same calendar year. Since I can remember it has been my tradition to celebrate my June birthday with the release of the latest in the line of great Pixar films, but this year, we get an added treat of a fall, Holiday Pixar release, The Good Dinosaur. And while it could, and has been, argued that Pixar has declined with its recent releases, not releasing great work as consistently as…