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  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A few sparse moments of goodness wasn’t quite enough to get me out of ‘meh’ territory. It’s pretty disappointing because I really liked both Unbreakable and Split, the latter especially after the final reveal and potential for a superhero trilogy. 

    Glass suffers from an extreme lack of nuance. It’s as though Shyamalan assumes nobody saw the first two, so he spends extra time focusing the camera on a specific item, or person. Then he does it again. Then again. Same…

  • Replicas

    Replicas

    Just when the fears for any other movie in 2018 began to set in that they are the worst film of the year, Replicas sweeps in before the balls drops and puts a strangle hold on that title!

    Seriously, bad all around.  Acting (predictably) was lifeless and Reeves wasn’t the worst offender. Dialogue was like nails on a chalk board bad. I am hoping there was a massive amount of edits, otherwise I’m not sure how this script ever got green lit. What little CGI there was was taken straight out of the 90’s. 

    Unfortunately the popcorn at the theater wasn’t even any good. :(

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  • 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…

  • 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…