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  • Thor

    Thor

    ★★★★½

    There are multiple moments in this film that are dramatized in a way so that the drama is allowed to breath and sit in the air and consume the film for a moment, and I kept thinking about how in today's MCU, that kind of patience in dramatic storytelling just isn't allowed to exist anymore. This is especially relevant when it comes to that scene where Thor goes to retrieve his hammer for the first time, and he is unable…

  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2

    ★★★★

    This movie works because it is rooted in character interaction, and that interaction grounds the film in an emotional core that allows for the fantastical to feel real. Does the movie completely stop in the middle so we can have a 20 minute set up for the MCU that was to come? Well, not really. I would describe it more as a detour, before we found the road once more in that last act. But that detour was necessary to…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★★

    What's interesting about BvS is that while with MoS Snyder wanted to tell an immigrant story from the perspective of the immigrant by exploring Kal-El's Kryptonian and Earth-ian heritage, BvS is an exploration of the immigrant story from the perspective of the world surrounding the immigrant. And what was astonishing was the parallels that Snyder drew between Batman and Lex Luthor, and how they're essentially two sides to the same coin, both human beings who's very existence is brought into…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a graphic novel come to life, ripped right off the page and come to live in vivid imagery that act as pulsing panels, with action sequences that are loud and abrasive and immersive, but there are also characters that feel alive and worldly, with enough Easter eggs to catch you off guard each and every time you watch it. This is not just a love letter to DC fans, this is a love…