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  • Three Identical Strangers

    Three Identical Strangers

    ★★★

    Nicely put-together but not earth-shaking documentary, telling a very interesting story pretty well.

  • Skyscraper

    Skyscraper

    ★★½

    Mostly very competent, but dumber than it needs to be. Otoh, Neve Campbell & Dwayne Johnson make a pretty great action couple. I feel unexpectedly on-board for a sequel.

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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★½

    Pro: This is easily my favorite of the MCU movies. I love the look (there's one repeated shot that kept reminding me of the first GI Joe movie, but that's not necessarily a bad thing), and the opening sequence is a great and very clever way to begin this story, paying off in a big way mid-movie and a smaller way at the end.

    Con: By being the best, this movie suggests that there's a ceiling on how much I…

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★½

    Very imaginative film with a very meandering story. Have to give it props for doing things that follow logically but feel fresh at the same time. If you can go to it knowing only that it's a comedy with some kind of race, class, and sci-fi implications, that might be the best preparation.