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  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    ★★½

    The golden circle is doing very little new in the way of plot. Were it not for and the emotional send off of a character that snuck up on my emotional attachment, and some pretty spectacular combut sequences, this would have really been a bottom feeder. 

    As it is, it somehow managed to be exactly what I figured it would be while also slightly disappointing me. The crude sexual jokes elevated to crude sexual visuals. Chalk that one up to…

  • Young Mr. Lincoln

    Young Mr. Lincoln

    ★★★½

    If Henry Fonda's Lincoln were more stoic, he would become a statue in his own characters honor. Fonda does a very nice job of staying on character and I mostly enjoy the slow paced approach. 

    I don't think this should be included in any of John Ford's greatest works but you can see his care for story on clear display.

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

    Took me a day or so to wrestle between a 4 or 4.5, the latter being a spot in the upper-echelon of superhero films. In the end any problems I had (which are very few) felt minuscule in light of the overall film. A satisfactory tone is finally reached with a DC film that fully embraces the darkness of reality, while also exalting the hope inherent in heroes like Wonder Woman or Superman. BvS, and to a lesser degree Man…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    I was so completely mesmerized by this movie that I didn't even realize I had finished my popcorn until my hand reach for the bottom of the bag. Villenueve creates such intrigue with every aspect of this movie; the reveal, the language barrier breaking, the twist, the political and international disagreements, etc. Amy Adams most definitely deserves an Oscar nod for this performance.

    The most clear theme is that of the importance of language, but the thing which impressed me…