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  • Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    ★★★½

    Lovely little story and characters. Hugh Grant as a villain was a great surprise. Great kids movie but didn’t blow me away as a film, probably because I heard so many stellar reviews.

  • Skyscraper

    Skyscraper

    ★★★½

    Holy fuck was this entertaining and stupid and funny and violent and filled with tension. Let's get things straight: this is popcorn cinema and it aims to entertain and not be airtight with logic or science. You can kind of see where the writers tried to close every plot hole and it basically becomes a carbon copy of the original Die Hard but with kids and a wife in the building in the middle of gun battles.

    It was loud…

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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★½

    I don’t follow comics so I go into Marvel movies cold, and it’s rare for their movies to feel fully fleshed out even if you’ve never read a comic about it. 

    I’d say this is easily the most entertaining of them all. Great story from beginning to end, beautiful set design, and a stellar cast. I’ve previously enjoyed the Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America and some of the Ironman films, and Thor Ragnorok was the funniest but Black panther surpassed them all.

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★½

    I don’t know if I liked this. It was ok, a pretty straightforward story but it was a bit too wrapped up in its own fascination with Japan. It lacked much of the humanity and delight of Fantastic Mr. Fox or Moonrise Kingdom and overall fell flat. Still ambitious to do a stop action animated movie but definitely one of his least successful stories. 

    Maybe this is Wes Anderson’s Cars 2.