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  • The Circle

    The Circle

    ★★½

    Loses all of the motivation and nuance from the novel to become a laughably bad parable. The end result completely deflates any of the valid arguments the story tries to make about our digital lives and the willful loss of privacy in the name of convenience.

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★

    Great casting, down to the tiniest side characters: Hannibal Burress, Martin Starr, Martha Kelly, Garcelle Beauvais, Donald Glover.

    And this movie, as funny and charming as it may be at times, falls flat without Tom Holland's wide eyes and Michael Keaton's cheeky snarl.

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  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    ★★★★

    In recent memory, I cannot recall having a more complicated reaction to a movie than I did with Watchmen, the new blockbuster superhero extravaganza from director Zack Snyder. On the one hand, I thought it was pretty great to the last drop. On the other, it left me wondering why it wasn’t better. I guess that’s a logical reaction, because I felt the same way when I read the famed “graphic novel” (I hate that term) by Alan Moore & Dave…

  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    ★½

    Not surprised to say it doesn't hold up.