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  • Honey Boy

    Honey Boy

    ★★★½

    Two introductory slates aside, this is acting as catharsis while Noah Jupe gets the lion's share of the part of Shia and Lucas Hedges internalizes everything else.

    Whiffs it with the final sequence as I doubt anyone had a good idea for an ending in mind but hey write what you know.

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★

    IMAX.

    Lots of intense car-building action followed by the appropriate amount of "corporate just DOESN'T UNDERSTAND" as Josh Lucas gleefully rubs his hands together to let everyone know how to prostrate before the throne of Ford.

    Mangold does his best with a mix of CG and (one assumes) practical stunt work but it still speaks wonders as Bale walks off into a race track and clips through a light that 3:10 to Yuma was mostly practical.

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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.…