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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★½

    No change. Reliable. Funny. Empowering. Maybe it's not top-tier cinema (or even top-tier Marvel) but it's damn close, and a hell of a lot of fun to boot.

  • Okko's Inn

    Okko's Inn

    ★★★

    Cute, charming, a little more childish (and kid-friendly), perhaps, than most anime I've watched, but still sweet and unafraid of darkness. It embraces traditional values of self-sacrifice, hard work, and caring for others as a pathway out of grief, but does so without feeling conservative or advocating the repression of one's self, either. The animation and character designs are a little simpler than the best of the style/genre, which isn't a bad thing in and of itself, but it adds to the more childish feel I mentioned. But it's full of heart and definitely enjoyable enough.

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  • The Pumaman

    The Pumaman

    ★½

    ♫ Pumaman, he flies like a moron ♫

  • Papillon

    Papillon

    ★★★

    Strong performances and sharp dialogue can't save the film from feeling turgid and airless over its 2.5 hour length. Schaffner creates a few memorable shots and inventive scenes (delusional fantasies, mostly) along the way, but everything is just so stretched.