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  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★★½

    You know how you ignored something as a kid, only to really discover it as an adult and wish you had been paying attention all along because you feel like you probably missed out on having some great joy because of it?

    I’m just going to come right out with it: I grew up a DC Comics kid and my favorite character was Catwoman. So much so that anyone who knew me around a certain time in my youth associated…

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★★

    Oh what a day! What a LOVELY day!

    Director George Millar returns over 30 years later to add a new story to his original Mad Max trilogy. But this sequel, fitting right in with all the previous entries, pushes the already full throttle franchise to near-biblical proportions. Mad Max: Fury Road is an epic race of humanity versus the utterly insane, and it is stunningly beautiful, a visual feast indeed. Every aspect of it is over the top fun. From…

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  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    Director Ari Aster's first feature film is a bit all over the place, and it is incredibly effective because of it. Intertwining both a harsh family drama and an exuberant horrific romp, sometimes at the same time, Hereditary is like a pendulum, swinging you back and forth through emotions and states of mind that make the whole film a beautifully worrisome and confusing ordeal. Toni Collette brings it all together with an unforgettable performance, becoming the definition of a contemporary scream queen.

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★½

    Picking up exactly where the first film ended almost 15 years ago, The Incredibles 2 packs of wallop of frantic action, outrageous mod stylings and another adrenaline filled Michael Giacchino score. But while the second film in a superhero series usually lets the characters loose without the constraint of an origin story, this sequel doesn't really charter any significant new ground, leaving the Parr family (aside from Jack-Jack who does indeed steal the show) a slightly stale after all these years.

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    For years, the horror genre has had this theme of being stalked. Someone is following you, walking behind you, and no matter how fast you try to get away from them, they will always catch up with you. Characters like Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees thrive on this idea, and the zombie classics created all of their tension this way, knowing they would reach you at some point no matter how slow they creeped. But what if the thing following…

  • Melancholia

    Melancholia

    ★★★★★

    Lars Von Trier is definitely no stranger to gut wrenching films after directing the likes of Dancer in the Dark and Antichrist. His 2011 film Melancholia is something altogether different, though. It is slow, painful and often quiet. So quiet in fact that there are parts where the most noise you here is heavy breathing. The film's poster captures a scene that is a call back to the tragic demise of William Shakespeare's Ophelia, being engulfed by the waters of…