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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★½

    Just when you thought movies couldn't do anything new, they found a way to make a space heist movie drab and, well, kinda boring. Ehrenreich is long on "aw, shucks" charm but can't create chemistry with Clarke (who also suffers that problem on GoT, so maybe it's not just him) or anyone else in the cast (or maybe it really is him). Glover nails Lando (phrasing?) and is a highlight, as is the droid, as usual for a Star War.…

  • The Avengers

    The Avengers

    ★★★★½

    Holds the fuck up.

    Suggested double feature: Avengers: Age of Ultron

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★

    It's obviously ridiculous that this was nominated for the Razzies [insert fart noise here], but the more egregious sin is that Matthew Libatique wasn't nominated for Best Cinematography at the Oscars this year. Just wow.

    Suggested double feature: The Witch

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★★

    Oh man, this was a helluva lot of fun. This one works a lot better than the first one, really pushing the envelope in terms of violence and crude humor -- and it tells a better story as well. (Although now that I know the term "fridging," I wish the treatment of some of the female characters was better.) But Domino is awesome, the action is great, and this might be the funniest movie of the year so far -- the mid-film, MacGruber-esque X Force scene is a true highlight. This would be a great watch at home with several beers.

    Suggested double feature: Deadpool