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  • Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    ★★★½

    I miss the 80s/90s heart-on-its-sleeve sincerity. And the practical effects. Was great hearing director Phil Alden Robinson answer questions during a live Q&A after -- wonderful stories about the final line of cars, working with James Horner, stories of the real Doc Graham, etc. And it was my first time seeing the film!

  • The Big Sick

    The Big Sick

    ★★★★½

    Everything about this hit me right and I was sincerely really moved. I laughed, I cried, I loved it.

  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ★★½

    Generally speaking, this just wasn't for me. It's extremely "cold" and I didn't think it was anything special for most of its runtime. I enjoyed Charlize and the intense COLOR on display, though.

    BUT! There's a 10+ minute fight sequence 2/3 of the way through the film that was ABSOLUTELY worth the price of admission alone; it blew me away in ways few action scenes ever do. Unreal. It gained major points there, and stayed exciting through the conclusion.

  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    ★★★

    The two leads are woefully miscast, lacking any of the sizzle and banter you'd want from these characters. But the visuals are amazing, the pace is brisk, the score is gorgeous, and the production design is at times wacky and at times predictable, but always interesting. I'll take 100 Valerians over a "safe" blockbuster any day of the week.

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    TENSE. Moody. Beautifully shot. Intense. Well-acted. Fascinating Zimmer score that was crucial to the tone presented. SO TENSE!

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

    Even better, second-time around. It's just a really smart, really fun, really well-done playtime within a preexisting universe.

  • A Ghost Story

    A Ghost Story

    ★★★★

    The new film from director David Lowery where he ruminates on death and the traces of existence we humans leave behind after we're gone. It's gained some notice because (1) A24 is releasing it (2) Casey Affleck's performance is 75% him not speaking and covered head to toe in a sheet, and (3) there's a long shot of Rooney Mara eating pie that has caused... discussion.

    Personally, I loved it. It's a quick 92 minutes, but due to its impressive…

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★½

    FUN! Exciting, funny, great villain... I want more. NOW!

  • Brimstone & Glory

    Brimstone & Glory

    ★★★★

    BOOM! Gorgeous and harrowing.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★½

    Tons o' fun. Want to see again.

  • 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.