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  • The Book of Henry

    The Book of Henry

    ★★

    I don't even know what I just watched. It's not as bad as everyone is making it out to be, but it *is* befuddlingly bizarre. Who was this made for? Why is every scene tonally different than the last? How did Henry record that 3-day-long audio tape? It's just SO WEIRD.

  • Obvious Child

    Obvious Child

    ★★★★

    Funny, relatable, confidently written/acted/directed.

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ★★½

    Meh. I've seen worse, but I've sure seen better. S'got some cool aspects to it (the tomb, the makeup, the misty graveyard), some really great aspects to it (the plane crash sequence), but also some really stupid stuff (the humor falls completely flat, the romance is boring as hell, there's some weird casting choices, the CGI is unnecessary and overused, and the plot -- overall -- is a big shrug). Tyler's score has a nice main theme, but otherwise isn't crazy distinguishable. Overall the whole thing is just kinda "there" - "I saw it. It wasn't awful."

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

    ★★★½

    Silly as all get out, with some really impressive animation that equally channeled 20s/30s "spaghetti-arm" cartoons with the best of modern CGI animation. Laughed a lot, enjoyed it. SOCK PUPPETS!

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★

    Solid, enjoyable, best DC film since Nolan's Batman. Gal Gadot is magnetic.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★½

    Pleasant, but doesn't move the needle much. Feels like a really watered-down version of a good film. I have stupid fan-love for Will & Elizabeth, so I was happy to see them and hear their gorgeous love theme return. But ultimately, there's too much (yet not enough...) going on here to really care too much.

  • Whose Streets?

    Whose Streets?

    ★★★★

    Moving, cringe-inducing, well-made & very human.

  • Unrest

    Unrest

    ★★★

    Extremely well-put-together doc.

  • The Fifth Element

    The Fifth Element

    ★★★★★

    The Fifth Element is really just fucking fantastic. Filled edge-to-edge with ideas, and production design; every actor seems to be having a blast. So many iconic moments. It's really just a fantastic achievement in sci-fi cinema.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★

    A really fun character piece. Solid, hilarious, beautifully designed, well-acted, and a ton of fun. Instantly one of the best Marvel has put out.

  • My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

    My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

    ★★★½

    This was fuckin' weird, trippy, and beautiful: I really dug it. As if the doodles on the edges of your high school notebooks came to life, got paint spilled on them, and you went on an acid trip through them. Funny, strange, and gorgeous.

  • Ricki and the Flash

    Ricki and the Flash

    ★★★½

    Just a darn well-made film. Great performances, good script, fun music. Neat side characters.