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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    It's been almost a week, and while upon that initial watch, I just wanted a fun, and easy-going popcorn movie, I got just that.

    What I didn't expect is that it lingered. There's nothing that's overwhelmingly a stand-out (though I did appreciate the Kessel Run), but it's the little things that come together to bring Han's backstory to life a little bit more and that like many, he too had been hurt in the past.

    Things I really liked then:…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★½

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

    Squarely half or squarely great depending on what they end up doing with that ending. It all feels a little lackluster if they all, or most of them, come back, which, given sequels, we know they will.

    I get the feeling that they wanted this to be sort of an Empire Strikes Back feel: the baddie wins. For now. But then, all the hyperbole from fans who are shocked, well, you should know better.

    Which is why the ending feels…

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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…