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  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    ★★★

    The Pokémon universe translates really well into live action. I would love to see more of this universe and more Pokémon battles, specifically.

    The CGI looked great. The variety (and sheer amount) of Pokémon throughout the movie kept me interested and impressed me. I have a relatively limited knowledge of Pokémon (I played one of the games for like a month when I was 12, I think), but the movie did a good job of making everything accessible.

    Ryan Reynolds…

  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★★

    Captain Marvel is a blast. Brie Larson is fantastic and her dry wit and delivery really gives Carol a unique style. I appreciate that the movie didn't lean into the fish out of water humor that the original Thor did. Instead, the fun is directly tied to the plot and mythos of the Kree and Skrull war and the MCU itself.

    The de-aging CGI has come such a long way since Civil War and Ant-Man. It looks impeccable, though Coulson…

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  • The Social Network

    The Social Network

    ★★★★

    David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin make an incredible team. Fincher's keen eye to detail and his dark, digital looking color pallette complements Sorkin's signature fast paced dialogue spectacularly well in this story about internet billionaires. But this isn't just the story of Facebook. It's the story of Zuckerberg and what can happen when someone tries to overwrite human emotion with creative outlets.

    To be clear, I've always viewed The Social Network as a highly fictionalized and stylized account of the…

  • Us

    Us

    ★★★★

    Man, I'm going to have to let this one sit with me before I compose my thoughts on it. Look for a review in the next couple days.