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  • TMNT
  • Before I Fall
  • High School Musical 3: Senior Year
  • Alien: Covenant

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

  • The Fabelmans

  • Armageddon Time

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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    When the superhero genre's popularity eventually freezes a bit, Vol. 2 will be remembered as one of its masterpieces: This is so vibrant, both aesthetically and emotionally. Color cascades and bubbles, fireworking space and breathing in air, and the film's strong emotions are just as vibrant.

    This is a film about family, blood and found, the hurt we cause and the healing we provide too. It's amazing how unlike Waititi (gotta dunk on his Thor movies whenever possible), Gunn balances…

  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

    The Guardians of the Galaxy are probably Marvel's most dynamic and emotionally engaging corner of their universe, and this is such a cute and silly little addition to that corner. Gunn's humor just glazes these characters perfectly, and especially like in Vol. 2, there's so much heart inside the goofy.

    Bautista and Klementieff are really delightful (my boy Drax in comfy sweaters because Bautista doesn't want to sit in the makeup chair anymore), Groot is cute, Rocket is cute, everyone…

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  • Glass

    Glass

    A pure synthesis of Shyamalan's formal, thematic, and emotional style—a trilogy bow and a career crescendo; anger and compassion in a perfect helix, crisscrossed into jagged catharsis. Shyamalan is an auteur of overflowing empathy and immaculate craft, and Glass is a heart beating with the passion of destined purpose. This film is reflexive and revolutionary—a self-affirmation and a rallying beacon for we the discarded.

    Uses comic mythology as confirmation that superhumanity exists in kindness and community, that the broken are…

  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    Five years ago, as I walked out of Prometheus, my imagination was ablaze with the possible trajectories the sequel would go as David and Elizabeth’s journey to their creators continued. That film, while certainly dreary, had a streak of optimism in discovery that high school Austin expected to continue. I was totally unprepared for Ridley Scott to submerge my soul into an inescapable hell.

    Alien: Covenant is unrelentingly nihilistic in its philosophy, seemingly suggesting that humanity is a disgusting species…