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  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★½

    Really fun and unique take on Spider-Man. I enjoyed the stylization of the visuals - making everything from the characters to the sets look printed, like from a comic book. The character designs were outstanding as well, with defining lines that looked drawn.

    But what made this film just okay for me were some stylistic choices.

    Some of the sequences were waaaay too busy, with characters, effects, and scenery darting through the screen at such a frenetic pace that it…

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★½

    Enjoyed this movie a little more the second time around. Got past my initial hang-ups and enjoyed its charm. Still miss Bay's dynamic visuals, though.

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  • Back to the Future

    Back to the Future

    ★★★★★

    Still one of the greatest films of all time. This movie is an excellent example of what quality screenwriting looks like. The set-ups come quick and numerous, and the payoffs are deeply satisfying. The effects still hold up, and the two main characters are a joy to watch.

  • Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War

    ★★★★

    Another excellent Marvel film. Did it have the same dramatic weight and polish as The Winter Soldier? No...but it's still tremendously entertaining. The Russos have ratched up the action, and it's glorious. All the characters have their chance to shine, especially newcomers like Spider-Man and Black Panther.