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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League
  • Before I Fall
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Kiki's Delivery Service

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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

  • House of Gucci

  • King Richard

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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  • Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Spider-Man: Far from Home

    Despite so many of Peter's resources and narrative being helixed with Tony's, Spider-Man's overall characterization is better here than in Homecoming; Holland is excellent as the character, it's just unfortunate that his Peter needs to work so hard to be an individualized character while relying heavily on tech that is not his own.

    I haven't been overly fond of Spider-Man's portrayal in the MCU, but I do appreciate so much of this movie: Gyllenhaal in particular is a great Mysterio.…

  • House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    It's not entirely fair to critique House of Gucci from my personal viewpoints of what the movie should have been, but as is, the film is so aesthetically cold and un-enthusiastic I can't help but imagine something better. This is mid-tier Scott, something efficient and directed with seemingly mild enthusiasm; there is no visual flair, only distance and low-drama. And maybe, the thematic point is that infinite wealth can't color monochromatic lives/souls, but that doesn't negate Gucci's dullness.

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  • Glass

    Glass

    A pure synthesis of Shyamalan's formal, thematic, and emotional style—a trilogy bow and a career crescendo; anger and compassion in a perfect helix, crisscrossed into jagged catharsis. Shyamalan is an auteur of overflowing empathy and immaculate craft, and Glass is a heart beating with the passion of destined purpose. This film is reflexive and revolutionary—a self-affirmation and a rallying beacon for we the discarded.

    Uses comic mythology as confirmation that superhumanity exists in kindness and community, that the broken are…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    Five years ago, as I walked out of Prometheus, my imagination was ablaze with the possible trajectories the sequel would go as David and Elizabeth’s journey to their creators continued. That film, while certainly dreary, had a streak of optimism in discovery that high school Austin expected to continue. I was totally unprepared for Ridley Scott to submerge my soul into an inescapable hell.

    Alien: Covenant is unrelentingly nihilistic in its philosophy, seemingly suggesting that humanity is a disgusting species…