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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★½

    The MCU in microcosm: silly, often a little lugubrious, frequently repetitive, riddled with fan service, but ultimately engrossing, winning you over with humor, idiosyncrasy, and a terrific cast, and eventually you come to a (slightly begrudging, but nevertheless) respect for what they're actually somehow pulling off here.

  • The Devil's Advocate

    The Devil's Advocate

    ★★★

    SCENT OF A DEMON

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  • Fyre

    Fyre

    ★★★

    I don't feel bad for anyone here except the locals, workers, and vendors who never got paid. The rest are social media dupes and con artists. Fuck 'em.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★

    Reminds you of what this sort of thing can be with an actual director behind it instead of merely a gang of well-meaning producers. Johnson deploys a few basic narrative and visual tricks that haven't really popped up in a STAR WARS film before, along with his usual precise frames and tight technical craft, and a particular attention to emotional continuity. There's also a welcome preoccupation with collateral damage, both physical and psychic. One thing Johnson's films have never really…