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  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★★½

    Is it good?
    It's... entertaining.

    But is it good?
    Hmmm...

    So, it's not good?
    It's not bad. Well... maybe it is. I mean, sure, some parts are pretty bad. Like, awful, cringeworthy bad. The dialogue, for example, approaches Venom levels of shit. Aquaman is a very hit-or-miss film, but it's also pretty freaking ridiculous (and by ridiculous, I mean RI-DIC-U-LOUS), and that ridiculousness makes it oddly... enchanting. It's hard to not enjoy and admire this movie for what it is.…

  • Bumblebee

    Bumblebee

    ★★★

    That opening scene at Cybertron is better than anything in Bayformers and everything Transformers fans have ever wanted.

    It's just too bad that Bumblebee never quite finds its rhythm nor does it escape the shadow of The Iron Giant.

    Nonetheless, Bumblebee has all the right parts, and its heart is in the right place, and that alone makes it an improvement over the rest in the franchise. It's not perfect, but it's a start. Worth checking out.

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    BEST.

    SPIDER-MAN.

    MOVIE.

    EVER.

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

    Ralph Breaks the Internet

    ★★★

    Needs more Disney Princesses and less Slaughter Race.

    Watching this only made me want a DPCU (Disney Princess Cinematic Universe) in my life. Like, really bad. Hey, Disney, here's another multi-billion dollar idea for you. We're all waiting. Take our money.

    Also, missed opportunity not having the post-credits scene be about some random person finding out his/her steering wheel from some old arcade game just sold for a whopping $27,000 on eBay.

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★

    ★ Gonzo's Top 10 Movies of 2018: #8

    "Good night, Mr. Pocket!"

    Tom Waits is such a fucking legend.

    In terms of style and tone, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs plays like a Coen Brothers greatest hits collection. One wishes, though, that the six vignettes played more like a Coen Brothers greatest hits collection in every single way.

    Being a Netflix offering, one wonders if The Ballad of Buster Scruggs would've worked even better as an anthology series than an…

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    ★★★½

    The Crimes of Writing a Screenplay Like a Novel

    Never thought I'd be critical of too much world-building, but this movie has too much world-building—so much world-building that it sacrifices focus and tightness for information overload, likely leaving casual audiences and even fans of Rowling's books confused.

    In spite of that, The Crimes of Grindelwald manages to pack in enough revelations, intrigue, and—most importantly—magic to keep moviegoers engaged and excited for future installments. Worth a watch.

  • Widows

    Widows

    ★★★

    Starts off looking like the new Heat, ends up being The Town lite.

    Still, Steve McQueen's Widows is a pretty solid heist film, boasting a stellar ensemble and some rather interesting and unconventional camera work by longtime collaborator Sean Bobbitt. Worth checking out.

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★★½

    ★ Gonzo's Top 10 Movies of 2018: #4

    First, Maniac, and now, The Favourite. 2018 is Emma Stone's year, and I'm here for it.

    Peak Emma Stone. An electrifying Rachel Weisz. A masterclass by Olivia Colman. And the second coming of Stanley Kubrick.

    Eccentric. Devilish. Unhinged. Outrageous. A riveting royal madness. Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite is one of the best movies of the year. Highly recommended.

    The Scorecard:
    Direction: ★★★★★
    Acting: ★★★★★
    Writing: ★★★★½
    Editing: ★★★★½
    Visuals: ★★★★★
    Sound: ★★★★★
    Plotting & Scheming: ★★★★★
    Entertainment: ★★★★½
    Overall Rating: ★★★★½

    P.S.: The term "cuntstruck" will catch on.

  • The Grinch

    The Grinch

    ★★★

    WHERE DO I GET A MAX???

    Comes nowhere near the 1966 animated classic, but is, nevertheless, a decent enough Christmas movie for the entire family.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    “The Man.”

    The legend.

    The king of cameos.

    My idol.

    Thank you for bringing us joy and an infinite world of marvel.

    Rest In Peace, Stan.

    Excelsior!

  • The Girl in the Spider's Web

    The Girl in the Spider's Web

    ★★★

    Salander.

    Lisbeth Salander.