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  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'd seen this movie many times before, but not as many times as one might suspect, given my proclivity towards comic book material. I feel like I've watched this movie from beginning to end about, oh, five times? And each time watched it, it was always with the thought of, "well, let's see if it plays better this time." See, actually, I had never been a big fan of this movie. I actually liked Superman II better (I remember seeing…

  • The Natural

    The Natural

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    (Spoiler warning because I check off specific events and numerous plot turns in the movie, though not the ending... though does anyone not already know how this ends?)

    I had a little trouble with this one in deciding where it fell for me. I wasn't sure I liked enough of it. It's really rather corny, though I wonder how much of the corniness in it was stuff that was either invented or notably amplified by this movie. But it does…

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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★½

    I'm just going to say it. I really liked this. There's been a lot of back-and-forth on this movie already, but I definitely really liked it. I thought it was a great blend of a superhero character story and symbolic current statement about how a woman can regard herself. I believe there have been complaints about Carol Danvers not getting a whole lot of character development, but to me that works well. She doesn't need to come from a place…

  • Skyfall

    Skyfall

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    3rd viewing. I've liked this increasingly more each time, and especially this time in contrast to all the Bond movies that came before it, which I've been recently rewatching in order. I remember a critic's quote about Alfonso Cuarón's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which called it the first Harry Potter movie that could be rightfully termed as "cinema." That's mostly how I feel about Skyfall, which feels like the first arthouse Bond movie (sorry, Marc Forster). The…