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  • The Conjuring 2

    The Conjuring 2

    ★★★★

    Above average horror film elevated no end by performances of real heart and conviction from Farmiga and Wilson.

  • Warcraft

    Warcraft

    Nothing about this film works. The lavish special effects never rise above the level of an impressive VG cut scene - with the practical elements (or "actors") interacting clumsily with the digital - the acting lacks the conviction required to sell such high fantasy, or the self-deprecation to undercut it, and the writing bounces undefined and uninteresting characters from location to location via empty and wrote motivations. Warcraft commits the biggest crime possible for a fantasy movie: being unintentionally silly.…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Well, they weren't lying. Batman V Superman is a huge, lumbering disaster of a movie, hauling its bloated carcass through interminable, pointless scenes towards a climax devoid of thrills or emotion. 

    Affleck is fair as Bruce Wayne/Batman, cutting a formidable figure in the suit, but all he really has to do is alternate between growling and mumbling portentous dialogue. He gets the most laughs of the film, though. Which is like, two. Two laughs. 

    Cavill continues in the vein of…

  • Lemonade

    Lemonade

    ★★★

    Interesting exercise in personal and political expression, but I could never quite decide if I was actually witnessing something profound or just being told that I was.