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  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★

    I'd like to just say "Glass has logic more fragile than the bones of its titular character" and look cool.

    But more needs to be said about the movie's glacial pacing, its half-formed explorations of psychology, and mentions of comic book pop culture that halt at a mention. By being a sequel to both Unbreakable and Split, Glass is thematically indecisive and confused. The twist, coming at the very end of the movie, invalidates the logic of the two hours…

  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★★★

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

    I fell in love with Aquaman when I saw an octopus in war paint playing the drums, and I knew this was destined to be the guiltiest pleasure of 2018 when Patrick Wilson donned goggles with emotive eyebrows and demanded to be called Ocean Master.

    It's not often when a movie really feels like it plays directly to the things that I specifically would love to see. Aquaman employs a series of delightful visual surprises, packed with excellent gags and…

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  • Suspiria

    Suspiria

    ★★★★★

    I'd been warned how intense this remake gets, but I was still not prepared. The final stretch of Suspiria is a close approximation of an actual nightmare, skillfully and daringly edited with nearly unbearable intensity. It's the culmination of the dread-filled bad dream the rest of the movie is prior. There are very few films this year that have stuck with me quite like Suspiria has. It is a master class is style, tension and tone.

  • Holmes & Watson

    Holmes & Watson

    Peel back the layers of Holmes & Watson, and you find a bizarre pastiche of comedy and character that, ironically, is only skin deep. First announced shortly after Step Brothers a decade ago, Holmes & Watson seems to have rolled along through development hell since then, accumulating ideas like an ill-advised Katamari until the unfinished project is an unholy mess.

    It appears that the movie took the notes from several focus groups and screenings, and tried to incorporate every piece of feedback.…