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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★

    Dudebro 2 is exactly what you thought it would be and a little worse. Ryan Reynolds' passion project to claw his way back off of the B list paid off two years ago and proved to studios that yes, you can dial back the edgy realism and make a comic book film that eschews family friendliness for graphic language and violence. As if Family Guy had overdosed on nihilism and ultra-violence, Deadpool offered pop-culture onanism on Valentine's day for the…

  • Disobedience

    Disobedience

    ★★★★

    With this kind of star power, I could foresee Jewish lesbian romance genre film taking off in a big way. We aren’t talking Blue is the Warmest Color levels of explicit erotic entertainment, but one could easily expect to see an uptick in Pornhub’s search trends for the lead actresses' titillating scenes that lie herein. Yes, you get to see Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams break kosher without a sheet, but just like similar forbidden love stories like Brokeback Mountain,…

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★½

    In the ever increasingly difficult task of keeping science fiction fresh there are bound to be a few casualties. I did not expect director Alex Garland would disappoint with his follow up to 2014's Ex Machina, but Annihilation is the very definition of a sophomore slump. Much like another audacious but vacuous sci-fi outing, Inception, the film boasts dazzling visuals in service to a thin plot that's lacking any semblance of an emotional core. A cool concept is squandered in…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★½

    How does one scrutinize a film that is almost entirely devoid of any sort of literary ambition? That was the question I was asking myself when Justice League came out last fall, when Rampage came out last month, and when I saw this film yesterday. These movies are so bereft of any sort of gravitas despite the gargantuan stature of their primary components, yet they are massive box office successes. 9 out of 10 people you run into on the…