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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★½

    Credit where credit is due: this film took on a near impossible task and still managed to be semi-watchable at times. Most of it is legitimately bad, but when I say that it’s not a completely lost cause, I really do mean that sincerely as praise.

    The problems that plague the film are predictable, numerous, and in some ways unavoidable: way too many characters, muddled motivations, “humor,” mind numbing repetition, lack of flow, and stakes that are weakened in many…

  • Tully

    Tully

    ★★★½

    An unglamorous and therefore honest portrayal of motherhood infused with the sardonic wit of Cody's screenplay. A fantastic Theron is the epitome of exhaustion in every form, but her character also has an admirable, steely-eyed quality to her that makes you care about her love for her kids. Davis, so fantastic in Halt and Catch Fire, drifts in and out of the narrative in an exceedingly bizarre yet endearing fashion. Even though the film doesn't really stick the landing, that…

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  • I, Tonya

    I, Tonya

    ★★★½

    There's a scene where Tonya's voiceover says "I was 15" and then we see full grown Margot Robbie and it's probably the funniest moment in 2017 cinema.

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★

    Alright Letterboxd, we have some things to discuss. Bear with me.

    Let’s get this out of the way first: Christopher Nolan is a very talented filmmaker. He and his brother have crafted several masterpieces in my eyes, and I have nothing but the utmost respect for his commitment to high(er) concept crowd pleasers. He gets a lot of shit, but his type of filmmaking is desperately needed in an age of mindless entertainment; how many other directors will garner such…