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  • Goon: Last of the Enforcers

    Goon: Last of the Enforcers

    ★★★★

    It doesn't top what came before it, but Goon: Last of the Enforcers does an admirable job at capturing the heart and spirit of the original and marks an energetic, grisly, and oddly quite sweet directorial debut from Jay Baruchel, with fantastic performances, gut-busting humor, brutal and well-staged fight sequences, brisk pacing, and entertaining characters.

  • Beyond Skyline

    Beyond Skyline

    ★★★

    As an exercise in gory, over-the-top, mindless sci-fi schlock, one can do far worse than Beyond Skyline, a surprising improvement upon its poor predecessor, with fun action sequences, strong performances, some shockingly well-handled character moments, and a solid blend of CGI and practical effects.

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★½

    With its intense and exciting action sequences, excellent performances (with the exception of a laughable turn from Jesse Eisenberg), and dazzling visual spectacle being let down by an overstuffed and incoherent script that's filled to the brim with poorly written characters and needlessly convoluted plotting, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tries to be another Batman reboot, a Man of Steel sequel, and a Justice League set-up all at once with results that are nothing short of depressing to watch.…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★★

    Yet another terrific entry in director Denis Villeneuve's filmography, Arrival is one of the most intelligent, visually stunning, and thought-provoking science fiction films in recent memory, led by a career-best performance from Amy Adams and a pensive, poignant screenplay by Eric Heisserer.