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  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★½

    Probably more fun if you currently have a child, which I do. Very charming.

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★½

    I actually wish it would have gotten even wilder than it did, it’s still a fun and prescient critique of our modern world.

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★

    Uh oh, I found this to be pretty silly. It's the type of film that makes itself worse at some points in order to reveal a twist through which the beginning begins to make sense--the twist is good (though its consequences aren't explored) but it's not that good.

    Beyond this, the film isn't well written; besides the leads, every other character is completely hollow. It has a well-meaning message, one that many are fawning over in our post-election days, but to me it felt completely contrived, jumping through logical hurdles until the world comes together for one giant hug.

  • Chi-Raq

    Chi-Raq

    ★★★★

    An ambitious project that is simultaneously a Greek comedy adaptation, a satire, a commentary on modern society and a pop cultural grab bag, Spike Lee's latest mostly works marvelously. When it does miss though, it misses hard, luckily that's not too often. An A for effort and a B for execution.