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  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★½

    'Dark Phoenix' has taken a truly thorough critical beating and while I don't want to say those critics are completely wrong, I will go out on a limb and say that this isn't quite the complete disaster it's being made out to be.
    Sure, the storyline doesn't get the time it needs to build to something meaningful and by the end you'll walk out of the theater with a shrug but nothing about it offensively bad per se. I definitely…

  • Lethal Weapon

    Lethal Weapon

    ★★★

    It is peak 80s that a man with clearly recognized mental health issues is allowed to keep working in a job that involves firearms.

    This is mostly entertaining but I'll never understand the final fight with Gary Busey and why the legion of cops on the scene are fine with it happening.

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  • Bowling for Columbine

    Bowling for Columbine

    ★★★★★

    Michael Moore has the power to turn people against each other in record time if you happen to disagree on his merits as a documentary filmmaker but with Bowling For Columbine I truly believe he defined a time period of American history better than any other cinematic resource. He asks some very difficult questions here that ultimately can't be answered definitively but as a conversation starter this is perfection.
    The saddest thing about it though is that 10 years later…

  • Argo

    Argo

    ★★★★★

    If someone had told me ten years ago that Ben Affleck was about to direct three standout films in a row with the third film destined for numerous Oscar nominations, I would have slapped said person hard and unleashed a barrage of expletives at him/her with a thick (and horribly fake) Boston accent. At the time no one would have thought me out of line, but sure enough, Affleck has proven me wrong in a very big way.

    In many…