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  • Assassin's Creed

    Assassin's Creed

    A joyless slog.  Fassbinder and Cotilliard look as miserable as the viewers of this movie do.  Imagine the Matrix only in the fight sequences we flashed back to Keanu shadow boxing in the other dimension.  Well this is the great idea the writers of this film run with and it ruins every action sequence.  The plot is so muddled you lose the urge to bother following it.

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★★

    The definition of a mixed bag.  This is by far Zach Snyder's best superhero movie, but still please DC he needs to be replaced.  This guy cannot direct dramatic scenes.  He can make an amazing actress like Amy Adams look like a razzie nominee.  Ben Affleck and Henry Caville are like mannequins attempting  to pass as humans.  They both need to be replaced.  But the mere presence of Gal Godot makes this bearable.  And I have to say some of…

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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★

    Just when you want to write off Marvel movies they have to put out one of the best entries in the universe yet.  It's starts a little sluggish, like a normal Thor movie, and then just gets better and better right up to a truly epic finale that doesn't get lost in the dreaded CG meltdowns that we usually get.  Tessa Thompson is a great addition to the cast.  Her fiesty with a heart act is great.  Ruffalo, although he's…

  • mother!

    mother!

    ★★★★★

    David Lynch on steroids, and I mean that as a compliment, Arronofsky proves yet again why he's one of our best living directors.  This is by far Lawrence's best work, it's almost a silent performance, and she's so tuned into the role that we believe all the crazy things that are happening.  There isn't a bad performance in it.  The director manages to squeeze laughs out of the most extreme circumstances.  The editing is magic.  Many themes emerge in the…