|80 T9||Black Panther (2018) - May 20, 2018|
|37 T1||I, Daniel Blake (2016) - May 16, 2018
"Feels more like a political advert than a film. I don't necessarily disagree with the messages here but they are delivered in a very heavy handed, propagandistic, and ultimately ineffectual way. The film does succeed in making me feel sympathy for the characters but it fails at its obvious goal of making me blame the system for their fates. I can't say whether the film's critique of the British welfare system is fair but I can say that it largely fails to engage me in a meaningful way. "
|77 T8||Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - May 13, 2018
"Its ambition is more than admirable, Brolin is excellent as the villain Thanos, and it is definitely a spectacle worth seeing. The film struggled occasionally juggling so many characters/subplots and with giving emotional weight to some individual moments but overall it was a great watch. "
|77 T8||Moonlight (2016) - May 12, 2018|
|73 T8||Irreversible (2002) - May 10, 2018
"Avoid if you suffer from seizures, motion sickness, or are offended by sexual violence. None of these apply to me and I still found it to be a surprisingly difficult watch. It is all done purposefully though, and it is an interesting artistic achievement. "
|73 T8||Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - May 06, 2018
"Really fun both as a comedy and action film. Marvel finally seems to realize that having an engaging and well motivated villain is essential to the success of a superhero film. And Keaton nails the performance. Beyond that, and I was skeptical at first, the film does not feel like a rehash of previous spider-man films. However, the film fails to convey Peter's maturation that the ending assumes has occurred and Parker's conflict with Stark is resolved way too neatly. It's still great fun though."
|50 T3||Anon (2018) - May 06, 2018
"Great acting and cinematography. Stylistically, it feels like a spiritual successor to Niccol's In Time. Although the concept is just about as fascinating as its predecessor, Anon largely fails to explore the concept to its full extent (although it does try). In particular, I feel like the film failed to make any sort of commentary (positive or negative) about the world it creates and ultimately, the narrative was wrapped up in a convoluted and unsatisfying way. "
|50 T3||Doctor Strange (2016) - Apr 30, 2018|
|67 T6||Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Apr 30, 2018
"Overly long and takes itself too seriously, but the plot is surprisingly engaging. I do think its odd that a Captain America movie explores the character/psyche of Iron Man significantly more than the eponymous hero. It was fun though."
|70 T7||1776 (1972) - Apr 14, 2018|