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  • Unthinkable

    Unthinkable

    ★★

    A message movie disguised as a political thriller. There are a couple of twists along the way, but by the end the film is really only interested in making its point about the use of torture in interrogation. And sadly, it doesn't make it in a way that adds anything to the discussion.

  • The Canterville Ghost

    The Canterville Ghost

    ★★★

    Saw a stage adaptation not too long ago, so when a friend told me that this existed, I needed to see Patrick Stewart as the ghost.

    It updates the story to contemporary times and grounds the story by tossing out the satire and adding tension to Virginia's relationship with her father. That's not necessarily for the best, but it's a worthwhile experiment. I miss the humor, but Stewart's portrayal is truly touching and that's okay, too.

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  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

    ★½

    Takes the central concept of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola's classic graphic novel (Victorian Batman vs Jack the Ripper), but creates a whole new, much inferior story from it. The generic, anime-influenced art direction isn't as visually cool or interesting as Mignola's designs, either.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Will probably bump this up a half-star after processing it some more. Definitely a Top Three Star Wars film for me.