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  • Shazam!




    We don't really see movies like Shazam! anymore. At first glance, this might seem like a ridiculous claim (given the over-saturation of the sub-genre over the past few years), but I see it as something else.

    David F. Sandberg has crafted a kind, charming little fable, full of good morals and a big heart. In an age of very cynical blockbuster entertainment, the film feels like a product of time somewhat in the distance.

    But seeming that DC & co.…

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  • The Prestige

    The Prestige


    Forget "The Dark Knight". Forget "The Dark Knight Rises". Forget even "Inception". This film matches the levels of greatness that "Memento", my favorite Nolan film, manages to reach, and it does it without telling the story backwards. This is dark, mysterious, captivating, intelligent, and is easily one of Nolan's most under rated films so far.

  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6


    Nobody puts Baymax in the corner.

    But seriously, if it wasn't for Baymax and some great visuals, Big Hero 6 would've been a disaster. It doesn't even try to change up the formula or try something new. It's a bland mix of Marvel's latest output with the cliched Disney formula, leading to a totally forgettable experience. It tries to be emotionally heavy towards the end, but it mostly doesn't work because these characters aren't even characters; they're all fit to…