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  • Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider

    ★★★

    As I scrolled through the movies available on my United flight, I stopped at this one. I needed a film that was not going to require brain power, would hopefully entertain me some, and improve on the Angelina Jolie-helmed Tomb Raider films (which I never got into, though caveat being that I never truly watched them, always just randomly caught them on cable in a hotel or such).

    So: going into this relatively blind to the games and the films,…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★

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

    Taut, clever, and economical.

    This is the John Wick of horror-thriller-sci-fi films and Krasinki (and writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods) does so much with what he's got (and a 17 million budget). It's films like this that while introducing nothing overly new, brings a whole new freshness and approach to this burgeoning genre.

    It was interesting for me to learn that for a while, the film was initially developed as part of the Cloverfield universe, and I can definitely…

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  • 50/50

    50/50

    ★★★★

    First things first: f@!k cancer.

    As someone who has come to terms with the idea (or is it fact?) that cancer is a real possibility to myself, and whose loved ones and friends have been directly affected by it, both for the bad and for the worst, this film was both one I was excited to see, but also dreaded to see.

    The cast drew me in first of course: Seth Rogen, the ever-excellent Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Anna Kendrick (who was…

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

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

    I f@#kin' loved it. As much as I did Blade Runner 2049. Two different visions of the future — one much more grounded in our world, and the other in a galaxy far, far away.

    Yet, one is much more of a human film, whilst the other is concerned with technology at large. Can you guess to which I refer?

    Trick question. Both.

    It's the first Star Wars film without a proper cliffhanger or continuation. In fact, I felt as…