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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel

    ★★★

    A messy, but entertaining film. A second viewing, or a knowledge of the alien races in the film might help, otherwise prepare to be confused for much of the opening half hour. When it hits it's stride, it's an entertaining mid-tier Marvel film, but one that feels closer to some of the goofier DC films than a crucial stepping stone between Infinity War and Endgame.

  • Cold War

    Cold War

    ★★★½

    Easy to admire, but I thought Ida was great, and this missed something that made that film so special.

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  • One Cut of the Dead

    One Cut of the Dead

    ★★★½

    A film in three parts. It starts as a low budget, cheesy horror. Then a change of tone, for a saggy, exposition filled middle. Thankfully, the end is smart and funny, and made me want to rewatch it. The zombies may have been looking for brains, but they got a whole lot of heart instead.

  • The Dead Room

    The Dead Room

    ★★

    A creepy final scene, but on the whole this feels a little too self referential and lacking in chills. There's a world of difference between an intelligent work and a clever work, and this tends to fall into the latter category.