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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    ★★

    There are parts that work, but there also is the sense that there's a director's cut which fills in a little more of the Michael Fassbender show, who continues to cement his status as one of the greats regardless of the work that surrounds him.

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★½

    If Whedon is credited with infusing comedy in to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (in reality one may argue that he laid the groundwork and the Russo Brothers are actually responsible for that), then James Gunn can shoulder the blame for taking that to its most testing extremes. Even more so than the first, VOL. 2 not only hasn't met a joke that it doesn't like, but it gives the impression that it hasn't found one that it thinks to be…

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  • Son of Saul

    Son of Saul

    ★★

    Still wrestling with parts of this, but my biggest hurdle is distinguishing how much I admire it and how much I actually like what the film is doing or the ideas at which it probes. The first portion I can answer pretty confidently, the visual style serving to accentuate the experience and give the viewer a closeness to Saul and his thought process, while also kind of carrying us through the film, the second portion I'm less sure about. The…

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool

    ★½

    The cinematic equivalent of spending an afternoon with a loud fourteen year old bronie inside of a Hot Topic.