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  • Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8

    ★★★

    It’s a fine heist movie. Great performances (except for Sandra Bullock, who had no personality - all business and dull). And it’s the first one of these movies I’ve seen where virtually nothing goes wrong. It was a relatively smooth operation and it sort of took the wind out of the dramatic sails of the story.


    I haven’t seen the previous Ocean’s films...not yet anyway. But I hope they have more tension and danger than this film did.

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    ★★★★

    Very fun and a definite improvement over the first film (which I also enjoyed). The comedy was more solid and organic. The whole cast worked very well together and each character was given a shining moment. And the action sequences were spectacular - especially the three-way chase through San Francisco.

    However, the film does suffer from turns in logic that really challenged my suspension of disbelief. Most of my problems stemmed from Janet Van Dyne’s rescue and return. Other things…

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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.