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  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Vertigo
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Harold and Maude

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  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★

  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★★★

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  • Morbius

    Morbius

    Bad. Just very very bad. Completely full of formulaic elements (like all Spider-Verse movies), but at least the Venom films are entertaining, albeit in a silly, over the top way. Here, there’s basically nothing holding this together. The character is born, he’s bad but then he’s good and then of course he has to fight the character that you expect. Utterly predictable and honestly just unimaginative. Even the special effects and action sequences are just blurred CGI images jerking about,…

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    Sonic the Hedgehog 2

    ★★★

    Has some of the same elements as the first, including the addition of characters like Tails and Knuckles, but it somehow doesn’t work quite as well. I think the human element is missing here, as James Marsden’s character provided in the original film. There is too much time here spent with our animated characters instead.  

    It still has its moments, though, including Idris Elba as Knuckles and another wickedly fun performance by Jim Carey as Robotnik (who I hope…

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  • American Honey

    American Honey

    ★★★★★

    There's a book I read a few years back about screenwriting, called Save the Cat. The book's title refers to the idea that, if you have your protagonist do something heroic such as save a helpless feline, then that adds a dimension of likability to the character that allows the audience to become invested. 

    Such an aspect happens on multiple occasions throughout American Honey. Our protagonist named Star, played by Sasha Lane, is a troubled yet warmhearted young girl, who…

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    ★★★★

    Warmly acted, dazzlingly bright, and bursting with childlike wonder, Fantastic Beasts is an exuberant addition to the already vast world of Harry Potter. With inklings of the wider Potter world, while also being an interesting and engaging story on its own, the film is exactly what prequels and spinoffs should strive for.

    Highlights of the film include a breakout performance as a bumbling sidekick by Dan Fogler, a charmingly befuddled Hugh Grant-like performance by Eddie Redmayne, and a delightful presence…