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  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight

    ★★★

    Gleefully daft caper with genuinely funny moments, fabulous costume design and a plethora of fun cameos. Some of the cast, especially Kaling, are woefully underused, James Corden in anything is... James Corden, and HBC’s accent seems to be in the Don Cheadle vein of both ridiculous and unnecessary. Still, gloriously silly and enjoyable.

  • Lady Bird

    Lady Bird

    ★★★★★

    Oh thank God it lived up to all that. Shout out to my Julies. 👊

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  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★★½

    In Civil War, the Russos have built on a strong foundation to produce what is unquestionably one of the finer examples of a superhero ensemble movie that we’ve seen yet. Their power lies in something deceptively simple yet often missed in blockbuster franchises which is telling a story: thoroughly, engagingly – above all, emotionally. 

    The First Avenger stretched the origin story out in a way that no other MCU film has – think of Tony’s suit building that’s practically a…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    This dreamy take on André Aciman’s book from Luca Guadagnino is suffused with Italian summer sunlight and is every inch a James Ivory adaptation. If it has a flaw it is this tendency to cast everything in soft focus – a queer love story for straight people like me – but it stays so resolutely on-the-nose about first love and burgeoning sexuality that it’s hard to hold that against it for too long (that’s what he said, etc). Timothée Chalamet…