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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★

    The first marvel movie in a long time that felt light and funny, not to mention overly complicated, even if the plot dealt with quantum theory.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★

    This trio of actresses are all so good I can't decide on who to nominate! Help me! Who are you in favour of?

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    It took Ron Howard to direct the Star Wars movie I had hoped Rian Johnson would have delivered after Looper (Film Review: Looper smartens up sci-fi tropes to riveting effect). So far, as someone partial to science-fiction movies and the Star Wars saga, this writer has been able to chronicle an opinion on all of the movies since George Lucas signed over the franchise to producers at Disney. Oftentimes, these reviews have noted disappointments that have overshadowed hopeful expectations. Now,…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    If there is one standout factor that raises Blade Runner 2049 above its predecessor is how well attuned it is to the Philip K. Dick novel that inspired it, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Indeed, the sequel to Blade Runner is better than the original. Not only does it bring humanism to the fore, thematically, it does so with a visual grandeur that spreads out the world of the first film. Harrison Ford, the original blade runner, a contractor…