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  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

    ★★★½

    Solid entry in the Pirates series, but it doesn’t meet the quality of its predecessors. Namely, the charm, wit, and story we’ve come to know and love is lacking and at times, Dead Men Tell No Tales doesn’t feel like a Pirates movie at all.

  • Holidays

    Holidays

    ★★★★

    V/H/S and its first sequel were a breath of fresh air in terms of a horror-themed anthology, especially after witnessing Trick ‘r Treat’s brilliance. Along comes Holidays, and while it’s not as brilliant as Trick ‘r Treat, it supplants V/H/S as the best horror anthology of the 2010s. Not all of the segments got the mark, but most do, especially “Father’s Day,” which stars the lovely Jocelin Donahue of The House of the Devil fame. 

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  • Bridge of Spies

    Bridge of Spies

    ★★½

    Spielberg Spielberging. It's what you come to expect from one of the greats who has fallen for the past two decades. For a spy movie, there's very little tension and the outcomes are predictable. Hanks phones in his performance, which too has been the case for two decades. See Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy for a more engaging flick.

  • The Island

    The Island

    ★★★★½

    Director Michael Bay's science fiction story exemplifies his prowess as a director. Using the genre as a means for social commentary, Bay cements his status as one of the greatest action directors of our time.