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  • Red Sparrow

    Red Sparrow

    ★★★★

    Red Sparrow is an excellent spy thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton. I was thinking about other movies of this genre while watching, and so many are farces - ludicrous, generic, boring etc. Red Sparrow is nothing like those films. It's well written and well made. One of Lawrence's best performances. Whole cast is great.

    No negativity or criticisms of this film. It did have a slow opening where I felt a little dropped off in the dark, not…

  • Hostiles

    Hostiles

    ★★★½

    Hostiles takes place in 1892 where American towns are on watch from threat of native American tribes. Christian Bale is a Captain who has to escort a native captive across the landscape to reunite with his land. Along the way they must fend off attacks from both races.

    The cinematography and production are excellent setting a unique feel to the film. A lot of visuals are quite beautiful as we explore the wilderness with the characters. Bale's character is reserved…

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★½

    Phantom Thread. I'm not one for period romances, but I guess there's plenty that have been done right. I can't think of any good ones for some reason, but I'm sure there are ones out there without sappiness or pretentiousness and that are actually powerful. For a great time during Phantom Thread, I thought we might be headed in that direction.

    I'd have to say maybe 85 percent of the film works just right. Small number of characters that are…

  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    Well, better late than never.

    I should have watched this when it came out - hell I should have gone to the pictures for this one. Trailer just didn't do it for me, and I thought it would be another style over substance affair, but Logan is anything but.

    Loved this movie. It was refreshing to see what a brutal, non-conformist X-Men film could be. MCU / DC take note (as if).

    Best superhero film of 2017. One of the…