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  • Undisputed III: Redemption
  • War Horse
  • Airplane!
  • La La Land

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  • Hell's Half Acre

    ★★★

  • Abominable

    ★★

  • Citizen X

    ★★★

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★★★

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  • Hell's Half Acre

    Hell's Half Acre

    ★★★

    You'd think a noir shot in Hawaii would make better use of the setting, but besides a couple establishing shots, the score, and a diverse cast that is refreshingly not caricatured, you'd be forgiven for forgetting this isn't LA or whatever. Looks good, solid performances (I love Evelyn Keyes), but the narrative lacks any momentum.

  • Abominable

    Abominable

    ★★

    "Rear Window with Bigfoot" sounds cool, until you think to yourself, "How do you make a story about a mobile, elusive creature in the woods told from the perspective of a guy who can only look at it compelling?" The answer is obvious: you don't. The actual monster is great, and the effects work gnarly, but this was a chore to get through.

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  • Traffik

    Traffik

    Terriblk.

  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

    ½

    Coming into Hamilton, I expected to have the same opinion that I had when I originally listened to the soundtrack: that it's a corny hip-hop musical for dweebs who don't listen to rap. What I did not expect was to be subjected to a 21st century minstrel show, one that recruits the most diverse cast the Broadway stage has ever seen for a deep clean whitewashing of American history.

    At this point, every human being on Earth is familiar with…