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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    A fun adventure that keeps the scale human and the plot moving - two things the new Star Wars films usually have trouble doing. The main problem is: if you imagine these are all unknown characters, would anyone have bothered making a movie out of this story?

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★½

    It was always going to be tricky to pull off the same trick twice, and Deadpool 2 has trouble balancing between being a parody of a superhero film and being an earnest superhero film itself. Overall, it succumbs to sincerity a bit too often, and could have been more inventive in its storytelling.

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  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★½

    As someone who wasn't nearly as impressed with Ex Machina as everyone else seemed to be, I went into Annihilation with pretty low expectations. Well, the film managed to meet almost exactly those pretty low expectations. Alex Garland's direction is uninspired, and his script is limp. Things aren't helped by the performances of varying quality (some of the cast seem to have taken acting lessons at a robot factory), and the Sy-Fy Channel grade CGI. The premise is interesting and…

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★

    Meticulous, charming, and unpredictable - in other words, Wes Anderson. The plot perhaps gets a bit bogged down in mayoral intrigue, but you can't complain too much with a production this gorgeous. The illustrations during the prologue alone are worth your ticket price.