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  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★★

    I was not a fan of the first “Deadpool” movie nor am I fond of the Marvel character on which it’s based, but damn you, Ryan Reynolds: you’ve made this sequel a slam dunk. I contend that only a true fan can successfully make a movie that pleases other diehards, and Reynolds and team reach new heights of violence, comedy, and general bedlam in “Deadpool 2.” It’s that rare follow-up that is actually better than the original.

    As is the…

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★½


    A SCREEN ZEALOTS REVIEW

    This film was screened and reviewed at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

    The classic ‘meet the parents’ weekend is turned on its head in “Get Out,” the directorial debut from comedian Jordan Peele. Peele has created a wannabe thriller about unsettling race relations in the U.S., but overall it’s a “Stepford Wives” style disappointment that lacks any suspense and has very little humor. I predict many critics will proclaim this movie as being a true original,…