Jeff has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • Goodbye Christopher Robin

    Goodbye Christopher Robin


    A reminder that FINDING NEVERLAND is a gem.

  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe


    No thank you.

  • The Witch

    The Witch


    Digital image capturing machines are the true evil here.

  • The Revenant
  • Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer

    Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer


    An improvement over the first one-shot in that it is action based and doesn't rely on stringing together clips from the previous films. That said, it is still pretty slight, existing mostly to continue to establish the badassness of Agent Colson. And, indeed, he is a badass when faced with a couple of numb-skull robbers who disrupt his packaged donut shopping while his gas tank gets filled. A fun DVD extra.

  • Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant

    Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant


    This is the first of a series that grew more ambitious as it went along, but unfortunately there is not much to this one. Footage from HULK is recirculated and book-ended by talkiness. The saving grace is that the talking is mainly done by Agent Coulson and that is almost always fun. This trifle did cause me to ponder the extent to which a lot of the Marvel films up to this were influenced by Tarantino and the extended riffing…

  • The Incredible Hulk

    The Incredible Hulk


    This is so dour, especially coming after the effervescent IRON MAN in the new MCU. They forgo the origin story and plop us into a Banner-on-the-run tale with Norton struggling to stay calm. Unfortunately his Zen demeanor creates a distance from the audience that is never bridged. If only some fun could have been had from the villain side of the equation, but Tim Roth's tenacious, militaristic spite is a drag that lacks the levity the film needed.

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