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  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Murder on the Orient Express

    ★★½

    Decent Sunday afternoon fare for when you’re half asleep, but a largely tepid and unremarkable adaption. The cast does their thing, and they’re mostly good at it. Patrick Doyle’s score for the last twenty minutes of the film is perfection and deserves a better movie (although it’s so beautifully suited for the picture’s needs that it makes you feel, just for a second, as if you are, in fact, watching a far greater film).

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★½

    Jeff Goldblum's Grandmaster and Taika Waititi's "cameo" role as Korg the rock monster are collectively the best things the MCU has conjured to date. The overwhelming majority of scenes shared between Thor and Hulk are tiresome pacing-killers. Cate Blanchett is a genuinely great villain, trapped in a story that gives her nothing to do, and saddles her with Karl Urban, who (through no fault of his own) sucks the life out of every scene he's in. Thor: Ragnarok is somewhat…

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    Director Christopher Nolan and the cast have taken great lengths to insure complete secrecy for one of the year's most anticipated films; Interstellar. I feel that it is only fair to respect this by writing a non-traditional review. There aren't any spoilers to be had here, this is simply a summary of how and what to prepare for when seeing this film. Because even though this film will not appeal to everyone, it remains a must-see.

    Interstellar is set in…

  • 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…