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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★

    DEADPOOL 2: The same redundant, obnoxious, fourth wall breaking meta-humor as its' surprise blockbuster hit predecessor except with a little more heart and a little more intimacy this time around. 

    Harmless but lazy and this film seems to be self-aware of its' irreverent laziness. Ryan Reynolds is less aggravating here, more comfortable as the wisecracking mutant deformity but Josh Brolin steals the show and energizes this ultimately sluggish superhero satire. 

    Tighter focus on slick, ultraviolent action sequences and emotional beats despite meaning absolutely nothing in the end. Definite improvement from the first one. 6.75/10

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    'Avengers: Infinity War' is an absolute action spectacle of superhero indulgence. It is definitely *not* a masterpiece. It is overcrowded, overstuffed, there are pacing and structural issues, and the action sequences are noisy, bloated, & predictable. But it is a rollercoaster ride of massive scale, grandeur, and exuberance.

    Thanos is a malevolent force of evil and the dark finale left me in both a chilling shock and pure melancholy. This is what I have been waiting for from the MCU since 2008. An epic, emotionally satisfying, dark fantasy, melodramatic space opera.

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    It has been 75 years in the making. 75 years since the debut of one of the greatest, most iconic, and most influential superheroes in the history of comic book pantheons and popular culture: Wonder Woman. In a world of superfluous amounts of Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and X-Men films, we finally get our first live action 'Wonder Woman' film and her entrance into cinema is just as much a warm embrace as it is…

  • War for the Planet of the Apes

    War for the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★★

    'War For the Planet of the Apes' is an extremely dark, bleak, melancholic masterpiece of social/political commentary, heart wrenching emotional resonance, powerful motion capture performances, and the brilliant technical wizardry of blockbuster filmmaking wrapped into one. 

    It's an absolutely stunning finale to one of the greatest cinematic trilogies of the 21st century.