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  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★★

  • Strange World

    ★★★½

  • Raising Cain

    ★★★★

  • Wishmaster

    ★★★

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  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    ★★★★

    A fun little side adventure. I largely enjoyed, and there were a few surprises including a character I didn't expect to see until the 3rd Guardians movie and a connection between two characters; but there's a lacking umph to everything. It feels a bit empty in that regard and could've used a bit more to make it more 'essential viewing'. As is though, it's a fun but largely inconsequential MCU viewing.

  • Strange World

    Strange World

    ★★★½

    For as great as some individual parts of this are such as the diversity and themes are it never gels together in an interesting or cohesive package.

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    In the four years I've been a film critic, I've never heard such passionate applause during a standing ovation. Only one film has garnered that response from a room full of critics and that's Dunkirk.

    This film is amazing on so many levels. I'm not a huge fan of Nolan, but this is without a doubt his best film (I'd say before this his best was The Prestige). The cinematography, score, cast, writing, direction. These are all perfect in every…

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★

    Venom is an outright disaster on so many levels.

    Let's start where it counts, plot. This film features a barebones plot which is exacerbated by weird tonal shifts, inconsistencies, and padding. From start to finish this film is a waste of time.

    Tom Hardy for once is doing a Logan Marshall Green impression; as it's hard to tell this performance apart from Green's in Upgrade.

    What saves this film is the action, which is poorly shot as to save money…