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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I've done a more thorough review here but like many others, I thought I'd just do a quick breakdown of my feelings:

    The Good

    Thanos - A terrific villain with power, means, cause and most importantly, depth. Great decision to make the villain the main character.
    Gamora's role- After two GOTG films where she is little more than the token female, it was great to see her fleshed out and vital to the story.
    Thor- We get to see his…

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    Annihilation's first two acts are full of intrigue and scattered with great scenes, but also a little confused and meandering. The third act transforms it into something much more memorable and noteworthy. I can only see this growing in my mind as time goes on.

    I'm not completely on board with either this or Ex Machina, but I love that Alex Garland is exploring such massive themes and isn't afraid to throw it all out there. I eagerly await what he comes up with next.

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  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★

    I don't think I've ever had an experience in the cinema like the one I had with Whiplash. I sweated, I chewed all my fingernails off and when it finished I found it hard to walk out due to constantly straining all my muscles! This is an exercise in sustained tension the likes you would never expect to find in a film about music.

    The craft on hand in Whiplash is of the highest order. Damien Chazelle is a hugely…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★

    David Fincher doing a movie about psychopaths; probably one of the most strangely successful tags you could put to a film. Fincher's slick style and technical ability just seems to lend itself to producing thoroughly absorbing and involving films featuring the most nightmarish of people and plots.

    I do have to say I thought Gone Girl dragged a bit towards the end. I couldn't figure out how it would end and then it seemed like it never would! But I…