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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★★

    A tale of legends and legacy. An ode to heroes etched in history, and the people who must confront their own renown.

    The protege who fails to live up to his family--the girl with no past behind her, no future drawn before her--the faded failure who forsakes the face the world gave--the accidental savior who can't embrace the titles thrust on him--the cocky ace who won't accept his own shortcomings. The Last Jedi has five protagonists, each of them forced…

  • Cats

    Cats

    I won't mince words: Cats is one of the most uniquely entertaining movies I have seen in my entire life. It is impossible to rate on a scale of 1-10 because it defies that sort of level of subjective enjoyment.

    The film was... well, I can't say well-crafted, but... The film was designed with a very specific creative vision in mind. And its director, its actors, its production designers, everyone worked tirelessly to fulfill that creative vision, and succeeded. That…

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  • Oblivion

    Oblivion

    ★★★

    I was getting ready to call this an underrated sci-fi smash and raise my score for Oblivion, but the second half of the movie is pretty boring and bad, and really takes away from all the best parts earlier on. The actual story and its mechanics are solid, but it's the formulaic Hollywood plotting, the adherence to standard character arcs and three-act structures, that brings it down. Instead of a cool Twilight Zone-esque blockbuster thriller, it turns into, well, just…

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    ★★★½

    Our world has descended so far that Borat barely had to do anything to make it look like a fiery dystopian hellscape. It's not quite as funny as the original, but it's far more damning.

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  • Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

    Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!

    ★★★

    Since nobody else on here's seen it yet (it came out today), I get to make the comment first: Pokemon: I Choose You! is the End of Evangelion of the Pokemon series.

    Okay, that's not quite accurate. It's still very much a kids' movie and doesn't feature heavy subtext or eye vaginas. It does get pretty weird though and features some psychological elements along with metafictional commentary that is a bit more than I'd expect from a Pokemon movie.

    The…

  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    ★★★★½

    2017 Bond-A-Thon 6

    Well, I was wrong about my comments on You Only Live Twice, because it tuns out THIS is the best Bond film so far. Discarding the extreme campiness of the previous few entries and going for a slightly more realistic and considerably more serious story, OHMSS is an action-packed thrill-ride that has actual emotional stakes for the first time in the series so far.

    I said this about the previous two movies, but this one once again…