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  • Charade

    Charade

    ★★★★★

    Surely one of the greatest screenplays of all time. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of rewatching this.

  • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

    ★★★½

    Inevitably less surprising and fresh than the first film, but The Lego Movie 2 retains the rapid-fire gag delivery of the first film with only a somewhat smaller success ratio. Unfortunately, it also inherits the first film’s most significant hurdle in that it grinds to a halt in its last twenty minutes and never really recovers. That being said, the seventy-five minutes preceding that are a gas, and I snort-laughed more than once.

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  • Walt Before Mickey

    Walt Before Mickey

    ★½

    Walt Before Mickey feels more like a homework assignment than a meaningful film. Based on the early career of one of history's great visionaries, Walt Disney, Khoa Le's 2015 biopic is a disastrously tone-deaf "tribute." Le and writers Arthur L. Bernstein and Armando Gutierrez have succeeded in turning one of Hollywood's greatest underdog stories into a terminally dull affair that lacks the genuine emotion and passion that is so effortlessly integrated in Disney's own work.

    Before he became the most…

  • Tomorrowland

    Tomorrowland

    ★★★½

    At last, Brad Bird's mystery box has hit theaters. Director of three of the best animated films of all time (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille) and the best Mission Impossible film thus far, Bird has proven himself as an extraordinary talent in the filmmaking world. Tomorrowland is the latest addition to his sterling filmography, which inevitably fails to meet the standard set by Bird's animated films, but is on par with Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Suffice to say,…