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  • Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8

    ★★★½

    There's a lot of fun to be had here, but this polished production --a heist flick masquerading as a vehicle of female power for a cast of classy and well-seasoned stars in he "Me Too" era-- eventually falters

    Blanchett, one of my top three favorite actresses (Huppert, Swinton, and Blanchett are my holy trinity) shines and, though I rarely like Bullock (it's her actual movie choices more than her acting), she's a real treat here.

    The script warps toward unnecessary…

  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

    ★★½

    What starts off as a fun ride self-destructs in the last reel. Logan Marshall-Green is an appealing lead and the movie provides multiple cheesy thrills, but it becomes tiresome before its over.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    Bravo! Pure, passionate, cinematic perfection. Luca Guadagnino, an existential romantic on par with Bertolucci and Sorrentino, has done it again! ❤️


    "Call Me By Your Name" is something to behold. It affected me deeply. There's a rawness to it, and yet a profound lyricism. There's beauty in its introspective view of longing and observant search for affection, and still a ripe carnality to its depiction of the loss of sexual innocence. Multiple times throughout this beautiful affair, the movie took…

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    ★★★

    What made the first one fresh and hip feels like not much more than a retread here. Sure, there are some great meta moments and Reynolds' (practically winking) self-referential jokes are fun, but most of the set pieces fail to kindle. There's a Bond-like opening credit sequence with a slinky, dolled-up Celine Dion theme that's just about the most rousing thing in the whole flick. Director David Leitch, whose "Atomic Blonde" is a truly thrilling crowd-pleaser, provides ample standard action,…