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  • The Glass Castle

    The Glass Castle

    This one truly baffled me. What a ridiculous film and what a steep drop for Destin Daniel Cretton. I'm someone who absolutely adored "Short Term 12" and was excited for him to direct a feature with Brie Larson again after 4 years. I was not expecting a film that was so ineptly unaware of its source material and how to handle it.

    Simply put, this story is filmed like it's some sort of uplifting tale where people are flawed and…

  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

    ★★

    "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is one of the biggest surprises of 2017. It has completely surpassed all box office expectations, performing incredibly well, especially against a mainline Star Wars film. It also surpassed all critical expectations by not being terrible. I'm someone who grew up watching the VHS tape of the original "Jumanji" many times yet I haven't revisited it at all in more than a decade. It's one of those films which I have a few good memories…

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  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    Hunt for the Wilderpeople

    ★★★★★

    Taika Waititi hits another home run after last year's "What We Do in the Shadows". It is less laugh out loud than the mystical mockumentary, but it packs a much stronger emotional punch and overall shows just how comfortable Waititi is in finding levity in touchy subject matters. It is more comparable to his previous film "Boy" (which I very recently saw for the first time), but you can see how much Waititi is maturing in his direction and really…

  • Sing Street

    Sing Street

    ★★★★★

    I really did not expect to like this as much as I did. On paper this sounds like your run of the mill coming of age story, but it ends up being one of the best films of the year. The premise is incredibly simple but effective: In the middle of the 80's a teenager in Ireland starts a rock band to impress an older girl. With such a premise it could have been so easy to make a forgettable…