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  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★½

  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

    ★★★

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

  • London Heist

    ★½

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    To tell a love story without the expected words, phrases, and gestures meant to communicate specific thoughts, feelings, and private longings is particularly challenging to pull off, awkward and off-putting when executed even with the slightest hint of self-consciousness, but Luca Guadagnino’s surprisingly disarming “Call Me by Your Name,” based on the novel by André Aciman, makes it look like most graceful dance, so natural, delicate, and free of chains that prevent so many coming-of-age pictures from reaching their maximum…

  • Zodiac

    Zodiac

    ★★★★½

    A deliberate sidestepping of overt action is the strategy director David Fincher employs in “Zodiac,” a true crime thriller surrounding the hunt for the Zodiac killer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area from 1969 to 1971. Highly intelligent, meticulous, and efficient, at times the picture embodies the texture of a documentary in the way it dares to break away from the expected plot and dramatic parabola. What matters is information, how it is presented, and what conclusions, if any,…

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  • London Heist

    London Heist

    ★½

    Mark McQueen’s “London Heist” possesses tried and true elements that, if shaped correctly, can lead up to at least a mildly interesting story surrounding old school gangsters, the next generation who wish to prove themselves, and cops having been on their scent for years but never quite closing the deal because ample evidence is required to shut down crime families that have become too big to fail. However, intrigue behind these elements is lacking. As a result, nearly every step…

  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife

    ★★★½

    I wished co-writers Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman (who directs) found a more inspired final act outside of forceful teary reunions because the rest of the movie is fun, fresh, and engaging. Although allusions to Ivan Reitman’s “Ghostbusters” and “Ghostbusters II” abound, the material’s humor and sense of wonder are not reliant upon them. Pitch perfect is the casting of Mckenna Grace and Logan Kim who play geeky twelve-year-olds who meet in summer school, she an aspiring scientist and he…

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  • Violation

    Violation

    ★★★★½

    Once a friend (with benefits) suggested that I spend the night. And when one of us fell asleep, the other should… go inside, if you know what I mean. “That’s rape,” I said, almost as an involuntary reaction, while attempting to detect a hint of whether the proposal was a joke. Suddenly there was uncomfortable confusion in the air. “It would be sexy,” retorted the voice right next to my ear but it felt like the words were coming from…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★

    Here is yet another example of what is wrong with blockbusters these days: characters having more in common with stick figures than breathing, thinking, caring people; dialogue so dead that halfway through it comes across as though the picture has given up on words and so poorly executed reaction shots are allowed to run rampant; and there is no intrigue to be had or cherished. What it offers is flashing lights and a barrage of senseless noise; go to a…