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  • Face/Off

    Face/Off

    ★★

    I went into Face/Off expecting dumb fun, yet really only got the former.  Don't get me wrong, there is some fun to be had here and there's even a level of, shall I say it, "intelligence" as Cage and Travolta play both their original character and the person pretending to be their original character, but the script couldn't decide if it was going to be campy fun or somewhat thought provoking which makes the dumb parts feel dumber and the…

  • Lethal Weapon 3

    Lethal Weapon 3

    ★★

    Inconsistent tone, abandoned sub plots, and payoffs that were never earned, Lethal Weapon 3 is definitely the first misstep of the franchise. Ironically, Riggs (Gibson) has more chemistry with Cole (Russo) than Mertaugh (Glover.)  Despite some decent action scenes, it can't balance the emotions the way it's predecessors did.

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    To say anything before acknowledging the sheer scale of this movie is impossible - this is an filmmaking achievement in its own right. Each storyline makes sense and adds to the overall arc of the narrative. Josh Brolin shines as Thanos, giving us one of the best villain performances in a comic book movie. Only gripes are the humor can some times be off-putting in emotional scenes and the movie at times negates some of the previous films' emotional stakes, but it's certainly and achievement in filmmaking and has me excited for the next one.

  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★★

    Once again, Tarantino succeeds with Hateful Eight, especially considering how much he plays to his strengths - wildly interesting characters, confined space, dialogue driven story, crazy plot twists, and bursts of graphic violence.  Mentioning the great performances in this movie would be too tall a task - Tarantino gives each character so much personality and the actors trusts his vision so much, that each performance feels awards-worthy. Biggest issue with the film is the tone of the graphic scenes -…