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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★★

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

    As is apparently my custom, I finally made it to the theater to be one of the last people in the world to see the latest Star Wars film, Rogue One. While I enjoyed The Force Awakens, to me Rogue One seems like a more interesting and original Star Wars film. The characters here seem rougher and more believable, and the plot isn't simply a rehash of an original trilogy movie. And those visuals - man, Rogue One really fleshes…

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★½

    The harrowing story of a girl cursed with being relentlessly hunted by a monster only she can see after a sexual encounter. Tone-wise, this film is perfect for a horror film - there's a sense of uneasy dread in every scene, and it's soaked with an unsettling fear that something is off and about to go even more wrong. Visually it's very appealing, deliberately given a disconcerting timeless look by mashing props, costumes and styles from time periods that shouldn't…

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    ★★★★

    While a lot of people seem to be down on the first Captain America movie, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit and was pretty interested to see the next entry in the franchise. The Winter Soldier is nothing less than a relentless action thrill ride with a heavy dose of intrigue thrown in. You can't say anything about this before recognizing how amazing the action setpieces are choreographed and shot - I've seen enough action movies to be jaded…

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★

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

    After the dud that was 1998's Godzilla (which I've seen but admittedly don't remember much about), I was understandably leery about another reboot of the classic Japanese mega-monster franchise. But the trailers promised something interesting - a dark modern monster movie that just might live up to the hype. Turns out I should have listened to my gut the first time around.

    The first warning sign is when Bryan Cranston, who is a tad hammy but is nonetheless the most…