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  • The Greatest Showman

    The Greatest Showman

    ★★½

    So close. So close.
    Jackman does a serviceable job portraying PT Barnum, but something about this movie fell flat. The songs are ok, a few stand-outs, but nothing really hum-able. The choreography is off the charts, but the script didn't really work for me. Mostly because PT Barnum was notoriously kind of a shit. Efron is another stand-out between his dialogue scenes and his musical numbers, I think he out-shined Jackman. Michelle Williams is wonderful and I had no idea…

  • Bright

    Bright

    ★★½

    I really enjoyed this movie for a good portion of it. But then it just ground to a complete stop. Edgerton steals the show and elevates this film beyond an expensive B-movie, often despite the words coming out of his mouth. Smith is fine, but he's performance is bogged down by poor writing and repetitive responses to the stimuli around him. It functions well as an allegory for racism but I can see how some people may think it tone…

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    Here's an analogy for Star Wars: the original trilogy is like a cheeseburger and fries. Delicious, familiar, nostalgic. Then we get The Force Awakens, which most people like because it was like a gourmet burger and fries: a bit more expensive and different but essentially the same, like Shake Shack. But some bemoaned its sameness and wanted more from The Last Jedi. 
    So Rian Johnson gave us lasagna. Really good lasagna too, the kind that's even better as leftovers. And…

  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★½

    Really, really loved it. Empowering, entertaining, heartfelt. Finally a good movie from DC. And Gal Gadot was fantastic. Third act needed a little work, but hard to find fault otherwise. Go see it!