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  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★½


    -"What are you waiting for?"
    -"I don't know.. something amazing, I guess."
    -"(sighs) Me too, kid"

    That's exactly what I want from the sequel, something amazing. Which is what this movie is, actually that kinda undersells it. So much of this movie is a satire of the superhero genre, but it's still the one of the very best the genre has yet offered. Like the bests of Pixar's it only gets better as you get older. Though Syndrome is a…

  • You Were Never Really Here

    You Were Never Really Here

    ★★★★½


    "D... you're a darling and...
    E... you're exciting and...
    F... you're a feather in my arms..."

    This is a familar story, yet it misses all the familiar beats. It's not the narrative, but the narration that makes this such a fascianting movie. The director knowingly doesn't focus on a plot hollywood has told and retold many times over. The focus is squaredly centered on our protagonist Joe, played by an evermore impressive Joaquin Phoenix. Joe, abused by life from early…

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  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★★½

    " If you could see your whole life laid out in front of you, would you change things?"

    What if the Aliens arrived and waited for us to make the first move. What if they just arrive and hover, there isn't a genre for that. Instead we have alien invasion, a world united against the threat of eradication. But even in those movies, the general reaction was that of reserved welcome (which always turned out to be a huge mistake).…

  • John Wick: Chapter 2

    John Wick: Chapter 2

    ★★★★

    "I assure you, the stories you hear about this man, if nothing else, has been watered down."

    John Wick Chapter 2 treats it's title character as a legend. The movie does attempt to revisit the humanizing elements that made us root for the character in the first outing, but doesn't add anything itself. This time John has to delve deeper in this highly structured and stylized criminal world, to payback a debt he owed to the Camorra. John Wick wants…