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  • The Peanuts Movie

    The Peanuts Movie

    ★★★★½

    Heartwarming, kind and sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, The Peanuts Movie is among best films I've seen recently. It captures the spirit of the old Charlie Brown cartoons well and mixes it with a slightly more modern aesthetic. There is no surprising new take on the original material and that's probably the biggest compliment one can give the filmmakers in a time where countless remakes or reboots are ruined by fresh but terrible ideas. Instead, The Peanuts Movie just feels like a hug by an old friend.

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

    It's hard to get over the fact that Han Solo's childhood nemesis was an evil caterpillar called Lady Proxima. But once the more than heavy-handed exposition is out of the way, the newest Star Wars spin-off becomes quite enjoyable. Although the script is average at best, it features all the Star Wars characters I liked best in the original movies. The cast turns in good performances in bringing those characters back to life and the new characters are decent as well. Overall, Solo: A Star Wars Story makes for an entertaining evening, provided that you don't expect it to be perfect.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★

    I've seen some great films by Christopher Nolan, but this isn't one of them. It starts off as a slowly-paced and thoughtful piece on what it means to be human and how people react if they are confronted with dire situations. This part is thought-provoking and conveys the emotions of the main characters well, although it is a little too long.

    Interstellar comes apart in the last hour of the film, suddenly reverting to action scenes that are not all…

  • The Barbarians

    The Barbarians

    ★★★★

    It's always great to see Peter and David Paul fighting, grunting and wisecracking their way to this movie. The dragon looks like Barney the Dinosaur's evil twin and the plot is rather thin, but that doesn't matter at all. Don't take this one too seriously, just sit back and have a blast.