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  • Cars 3

    Cars 3

    ★★★

    I can't help but think that the most interesting character in the entire Cars Universe is Doc Hudson. Everything about him intrigues me and is the only real emotional grounding I have in the franchise. Even with next-to-zero screen time, I was enthralled with the story of his life throughout Cars 3.

    Outside of that, Cars 3 continues Pixar's recent trend of creating incredible-looking animation. However, the story, while certainly more layered than Cars, still feels a little too formulaic…

  • Cars

    Cars

    ★★★

    Upon re-watching this film, I was surprised to find that I did not enjoy most of the things about it that I did ten years ago. In fact, some things were incredibly off-putting. Maybe it's a misstep to have made Lightning too unlikable at the beginning, but the only story I really connected with was that of Doc Hudson. Without his arc, then I would have been completely cold on this one, but the cheers he gets at the end…

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  • Sicario

    Sicario

    ★★★★

    A gripping ride coupled with some unforgettable cinematography. I just wish the tension built in this film would survive a re-watch, but I suspect knowing what we know now kills the journey. We could only unravel Kate Mercer's journey one time to full effectiveness.

  • Jupiter Ascending

    Jupiter Ascending

    ★★★

    Yeah, it's not a great movie if you stop and think about it, but considering some of the negative critical consensus, I didn't expect to be as thoroughly entertained as I was for the entire duration of this film. Jupiter Ascending isn't an example of some of the conceptually deep sci-fi we have loved over the past few years, but it is a lot of the low-explanation sci-fi fun that genre fans can enjoy.