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  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    ★★★★

    Simply the greatest film adapted from a video game ever. I know that's not saying much, but this one hits all of the right notes. It works as a children's film, which, ironically, I'd venture most kids these days aren't too familiar with the character, and also as a fun family film that adults can enjoy. It contains subtle little moments that only fans of the games would catch. The animation is wonderful and there isn't a single moment that…

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    ★★★½

    A pretty awesome time at the movies. It shares a lot of similarities with Deadpool 2, and it just happens to be the funnest comic book film since then. This is very much a sequel to Suicide Squad, but I imagine they didn't want to market it as such for obvious reasons. I loved the film's non-linear structure. Robbie is a terrific Quinn, but ironically McGregor steals the show with his performance as Black Mask. He adds a lot of…

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  • Hell Fest

    Hell Fest

    ★★★½

    Bottom line: if you like old-school slashers, you're going to like this. I'm not sure why critics bother seeing a film that they know they're not going to like, or is in a genre they enjoy trashing. This would have to reinvent the genre for some of them to even consider giving it a positive review, and that's certainly not what Hell Fest is going for. I was pleasantly surprised by the high production values. This actually felt like a…

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★½

    If Gone Girl and Julie & Julia had a love child, this would be it. It's weird, funny, and above all: entertaining. The ending didn't fully land for me, but it's a good, well-directed film.