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|55 53%||Operation Finale (2018) - Sep 01, 2018
"Oscar Isaac and Ben Kingsley are acting their asses off, but to what end, I’m not sure. The film is enjoyable and incredibly well made, but is remarkably unfocused for the otherwise high level of quality."
|66 78%||Searching (2018) - Sep 01, 2018
"The best version of the “computer POV” story yet committed to film. Part of that is indebted to the level of realism put into the websites - they really show off their internet knowledge in the opening montage that catalogs the last 15 years of web development. The rest of the success is thanks to John Cho’s acting chops and the (pre-Village) Shymalan-esque twists. Works incredibly well against all odds. "
|65 76%||Crazy Rich Asians (2018) - Aug 18, 2018
"Doesn’t reinvent the rom-com formula by any means (he literally chases her down before her plane leaves) but does it better than almost any film in recent memory. The laughs are big, the obstacles are intimidating, and the romances are adorable. Also lives up to the “Crazy Rich” part of its name - the true-to-life extravagance on display is often jaw-dropping."
|36 22%||Ibiza (2018) - Jun 24, 2018|
|32 17%||Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - Jun 22, 2018
"Relentlessly mediocre. I can't fault the direction or acting very much, but the writing is unforgivable. The villains are comically motivated by money, while the dinosaurs are lovable, soulful creatures (with tearducts??) that deserve to be let out into California to eat people and less deserving animals. The problems with the script are so pervasive and overwhelming that they drag down whatever fun the movie could have offered. At least the first one knew it was a shameless cash-in."
|78 92%||Annihilation (2018) - Apr 15, 2018
"I found Alex Garland's last opus a little lacking, but this one hit the cerebral sci-fi spot for me. Obviously indebted to Kubrick and Tarkovsky, but in a way that lives up to their influence, which is no easy feat. The visuals are sublime and the thrills are terrifying enough to haunt while also being slow-moving enough to allow you to chew the scenery and world that he has built. A fantastic original sci-fi."
|63 72%||Black Panther (2018) - Apr 15, 2018
"Another fresh entry into the Marvel Universe (following up on Ragnarok) after years of good but unremarkable movies. Ryan Coogler and his muse Michael B. Jordan were an excellent choice of hands to entrust the next chapter of the franchise."
|12 3%||Fifty Shades Freed (2018) - Apr 15, 2018
"As someone who has moderately managed to enjoy the last two entries, this is genuinely bad. The sex is dialed back again to be replaced with subplots upon subplots of idiotic drama. The writing genuinely fell off a cliff which is a shocking achievement given the low bar that was previously established. Skip, unless you're a masochist."
|53 49%||Winchester (2018) - Apr 15, 2018
"Actually pleasantly surprised with this one. It wasn't particularly scary, but took the material in a different, more ponderous direction. The period and the personal drama help to develop a haunting overall atmosphere that takes the place of more traditional horror."
|43 32%||12 Strong (2018) - Apr 15, 2018|