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  • Us

    Us

    ★★½

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

    Very slow start but most of the action was entertaining. The lengthy explanation (ugh) reveals that the concept is half-baked. Apparently, the dad was correct -- the spectacle of thousands of Tethers holding hands across the land serves no purpose outside of a performance art piece.

  • Brightburn

    Brightburn

    Incredibly lazy screenwriting. The story is so formulaic and predicta-- OMG! It's Badger!!!

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  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★★

    Holy crap, what a gruesome nightmare event. Riveting storytelling with great style, excellent cinematography, an otherworldly soundtrack and strong performances across the board. This docudrama deserves all the awards. Every single one.

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ★★

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

    This film will certainly create new Queen fans, but why fabricate a plotline using a clichéd rockstar movie template when there's a true story that's uniquely interesting? Freddie Mercury isn't Dewey Cox. He didn't betray the band by going solo (Roger and Brian did solo projects years before Freddie did; and Roger assisted Freddie's solo effort); the band never broke up; Live Aid wasn't their swan song; etc. Freddie is a one-of-a-kind music icon with an R-rated journey. His legacy deserves more than this sanitized cookie-cutter PG-13 crowd-pleaser.