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  • Watership Down

    Watership Down

    ★★★½

    This is my favorite book of all time, and I recall seeing some early Pixar movies and thinking, hey, they could do a terrific CGI version of Watership Down now! Wouldn't that be amazing?! Well, we finally got it, and it's... only okay. I should say that for the most part, it serves the story very well. The voice cast is great, and several moments and scenes are nicely depicted. And visually, there is some great direction and shot composition.…

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★★

    Includes ample amounts of both rock and roll. Many fun scenes and moments, and a cast that not only is impressive by name, but is so fitting to everyone's strengths (esp. Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey).

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  • Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman

    ★★★★

    A lot to like, and yeah, it's much better than the other recent DC dreck. Still not an outright win for me, though, but it should do well, and deservedly so for being a solid superhero flick with some heart.

    Chris Pine seems to steal it from the lead, though. Gal Gadot is sweet and beautiful and strong and has good energy and does a fine job in the role, but it kind of needed Pine to give it both…

  • Don't Think Twice

    Don't Think Twice

    ★★★★½

    This is a small ensemble character-study kind of film, written and directed by Mike Birbiglia (who also has a big part in the film), about a close-knit improv troupe in NYC, where one of them has a chance to be promoted to the big leagues (the movie’s fictional equivalent of SNL). The interactions of all that involves and how that affects each character felt very authentic to me, and the performances of Keegan-Michael Key and Gillian Jacobs in the main…