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  • Lean on Pete

    Lean on Pete

    ★★★★½

    So heartbreaking and humane in its portrayal of human isolation, Lean on Pete reminds audience how growing up for some people can be a painful experience. Andrew Haigh continues to prove that he is an important voice in cinema, having made three really impressive films about the struggle and existence of everyday people, especially those in solitude, that he observes with keenest and empathy. There's always a bleak edge to his films, as evidenced by Weekend, 45 Years, and now…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    RIP DCEU.

    Ok maybe not. I loved Wonder Woman and I'm still looking forward to seeing Aquaman, but at this rate DCEU won't be able to keep up with what Marvel has achieved. It has just outdone itself with this epic superhero crossover that's so unlike anything we have seen before. I still can't believe that I just saw the film in its entirety. It's a lot to take in, but I left the theater with a huge smile on…

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  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    ★★★★½

    Touching and timeless in its message, The Iron Giant is an animated classic that still has the power to fire kids' imagination and remind adults that there's part of their childhood that never goes away. Although it's strongly laced with anti-war sentiment, this is first and foremost a delightful film about an unlikely friendship between a young boy and a giant robot. I felt weirdly nostalgic for childhood watching this, maybe because of the simple, oldschooled handdrawn animation that I…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    Went in with pretty low expectations because of the lukewarm reception, hoping Lucasfilm would prove me wrong about this prequel nobody asked for. And while it's my least favorite of all the Star Wars movies post George Lucas-era, it managed to win me over in the end. This is such a fun heist film bouyed by a series of exiting space escapade and - of course - light humor, despite being quite safe and conventional in the narrative department. The…

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  • Suicide Squad

    Suicide Squad

    ★★½

    Suicide Squad has just signed its own death warrant.

    It’s that time of the year again when a DC superhero movie causes a rift between critics and audiences. I’m neither a Marvel nor DC guy. I’m just a film buff who welcomes every superhero movie with an open heart and always gives them the benefit of the doubt when they get panned. But boy does the critical consensus this time actually reflect my feelings about this movie! I actually enjoyed…

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    1st act : We’ll get there
    2nd act: Oooh nearly there
    3rd act : HOLY F-CK!!!!! That’s the most epic space battle in Star Wars! And the last shot! Whoa…

    Ok. Sorry. But I didn’t expect myself to get so worked up over this movie!! I was one of those people that weren’t convinced by Disney’s plan to make anthology films because they’re blatantly milking the Star Wars cash cow. But when you’re making a cash grab disguised as a…