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  • Free Solo

    Free Solo

    ★★★½

    IMAX re-release.

    The scope of El Capitan is given appropriate heft with the format and it greatly enhances the first and final free solo climbs. It's still hard to pick up on, but a little easier, at seeing the chalk floating around Alex Honnold's hands as he ascends and shifts around.

    Not as anxiety inducing as you'd expect! Raised a half-star from my first viewing at least.

  • The Wife

    The Wife

    ★★★

    Listen Up Philip ends on a high note after all in this sequel...

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  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    An amazing cast is brought together to ask the question: "what happens if we shift the tone of the film every ten minutes then won't the audience look like jerks for thinking one thing and not the other and what if this keeps running on like this run-on sentence until you think there's an ending; but wait you didn't expect that semi-colon now the sentence keeps going just like this film and now conflict resolutions will be coming any minute…

  • Transformers: Age of Extinction

    Transformers: Age of Extinction

    ★★★★★

    "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU."
    -Optimus Prime, 2014

    "I'M GOING TO KILL YOU!"
    -Optimus Prime, 2011

    "GIVE ME YOUR FACE."
    -Optimus Prime, 2009

    "We cannot let the humans pay for our mistakes. It's been an honor serving with you all."
    -Optimus Prime, 2007

    The purpose and plot of Michael Bay's extended commercial franchise about the magic hour and product placement is a critical Rorschach test. It's about China. It's about commercialism. It's about computer effects. It is literally about everything.…