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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★

    Good directors who understand the material make the material better. That's what made Blade Runner 2049 and Star Trek Beyond so awesome and that's what makes this so awesome. It just goes to show we shouldn't put up with movies that aren't made with the care that they always can be.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I love this film A LOT but after watching it a second time I couldn't ignore how weak the characterizations of the five women are in the middle act. Alex Garland has a great talent for keeping a slow-but-steady trickle of information that keeps people engaged with the characters and the mysteries they're investigating.

    But dialogue is often all he uses to this end. The only reason we come to know that Gina Rodriguez has a history of addiction or…