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  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★★

    "Five years tops, we're all driving electric cars from Japan anyway. Mark my words."

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    A tale of legends and legacy. An ode to heroes etched in history, and the people who must confront their own renown.

    The protege who fails to live up to his family--the girl with no past behind her, no future drawn before her--the faded failure who forsakes the face the world gave--the accidental savior who can't embrace the titles thrust on him--the cocky ace who won't accept his own shortcomings. The Last Jedi has five protagonists, each of them forced…

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  • The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects

    ★★½

    If you know the twist on your first time through, this movie just becomes aggravating. It's constantly going around gloating about itself with these cheeky little hints that you presumably wouldn't notice otherwise, patting itself on the back like it's doing something brand-new. And, whatever, maybe it was brand-new back in 1995, but the whole film is a lot more of style over substance to me today; I wasn't engaged at all in the story and the extra layers of…

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★½

    Is Sony Animation the true usurper to the animation throne that Pixar has mostly left vacant these past few years? Because this movie is a whole new level of good. An extremely basic storyline that follows the beat sheet to a tee, but done with such love, such attention to detail that it completely transcends that and becomes an unforgettable adventure.

    The characters are filled with quirks and nuance that you don't see much in animation. Every member of the…

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  • Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

    Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

    ★★★

    Since nobody else on here's seen it yet (it came out today), I get to make the comment first: Pokemon: I Choose You! is the End of Evangelion of the Pokemon series.

    Okay, that's not quite accurate. It's still very much a kids' movie and doesn't feature heavy subtext or eye vaginas. It does get pretty weird though and features some psychological elements along with metafictional commentary that is a bit more than I'd expect from a Pokemon movie.

    The…

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    ★★★★½

    2017 Bond-A-Thon 6

    Well, I was wrong about my comments on You Only Live Twice, because it tuns out THIS is the best Bond film so far. Discarding the extreme campiness of the previous few entries and going for a slightly more realistic and considerably more serious story, OHMSS is an action-packed thrill-ride that has actual emotional stakes for the first time in the series so far.

    I said this about the previous two movies, but this one once again…