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  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★½

    I'm all for smaller scale superhero movies, but there was a weird anti-energy to this movie. It was like watching a bunch of well coordinated drunk people brawl, but none of them could land a punch so they just keep gliding around each other and falling in the garbage.

    Every actor looks like they don't want to be there. They're all solid actors, and they deliver, but it's like they are just reciting lines without really giving any weight to…

  • My Summer Story

    My Summer Story

    ★★½

    If you were a fan of A Christmas Story (which I am not) and you wanted to see a sequel back when it was released, this is kind of the most ideal situation you'd find yourself in. Jean Shepherd is back narrating and adapting his own work, Bob Clark is back in the director's chair, and the movie isn't just a retread of the first movie's beats. The only thing it's missing is the original stars, who have all been…

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  • Don't Breathe

    Don't Breathe

    ★★★★

    This movie is dark, violent, nasty, and insane. If none of those adjectives appeal to you, stay away. This isn't a feel-good movie.

    However, if you want something fresh in the world of horror, I highly recommend you check this out.

    I'm going to get the negatives out of the way quickly because I honestly have few qualms with this movie. It suffers from some of the same problems I had with HUSH, another home invasion movie that dealt with…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    If we're going to grade movies based on how they rely on catchy tunes to carry scenes forward, Suicide Squad is at the bottom of the barrel, awkwardly chopping in as many songs as possible. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 is a significant step up, splicing great tunes effortlessly into scenes, often for comedy.

    But Baby Driver is operating on another level entirely.

    Songs aren't incorporated into the movie, they are the movie. Every scene is choreographed, written, shot,…