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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★★

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

    After five years, we finally have the continuation of everyone’s favorite claustrophobic murder fest in space, which shapes up to be a glib but mostly entertaining affair.

    Ironically the film is at its best before the wanton murder starts. Although we know where things are going, the buildup to the confrontation with the Xenomorphs is tense and well filmed. The color palette is foreboding, consisting of dark shades that tint the newly discovered world with an air of grim inevitability.…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

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

    I am happy to say that Wonder Woman has proved me wrong. In a post-Logan world, I truly believed a super hero film would have to leave the tried and true box that the genre has existed in for almost two decades to create something special.

    But instead of completely abandoning the trappings of the superhero film, Wonder Woman chooses to dedicate itself to an interesting moral contrast. Much like how Captain America: The Winter Soldier contrasted the morals of…

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  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★½

    Get Out is an exceedingly tightly plotted horror-comedy that manages to simultaneously be a scary self-parody, and a poignant social commentary.

    One of the most commendable attributes of Get Out is its meticulously crafted screenplay. Every line has purpose, whether that purpose is foreshadowing future events, a double meaning that can only be understood once the full picture is clear, or framing the characters. All of the film’s twists are hidden in plain sight, disguised in double entendres and visual…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★

    What a wonderful cacophony of violence.

    The first John Wick movie was a great surprise, a tightly knit series of gunfights and well-choreographed action. It took small jabs at the standard revenge premise, while simultaneously imbuing the mayhem with emotional heft.

    However, that was only the beginning for Chad Stahelski and friends, and in John Wick Chapter Two they somehow managed to one-up the original with a series of absurdly cool action vignettes tied together by captivating world building.

    One…