Darkest Hour

A review in 36 words:

Like many "Oscar-bait" films, Darkest Hour features a commanding performance by an established actor. The downside of the "Oscar-bait" film is that everything surrounding the performance is safe, and unoffending—like a padded cell.

Final Verdict: 👍

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Black Panther

A review in 32 words:

Ryan Cooglar delivers a film that is not only a delight to watch, but one with an emotional core and political commentary that you wouldn’t expect to find in a Marvel film.

Final Verdict: 👍

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Lady Bird

A review in 23 words:

By turning all the “coming-of-age” tropes sideways, Lady Bird takes what could have been a stereotypical story and makes it compelling.

Final Verdict: 👍 

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A review in 50 words:

While deeply flawed—its tone and comedic sensibilities better suited for Marvel rather than Star Wars— The Last Jedi is what we needed. It challenged our understanding of the galaxy, affirmed that you can come from nothing and still be a hero, declared that The Force belongs to us all.

Final Verdict: 👍

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Coco

A review in 31 words:

Like all Pixar films, Coco will make you laugh, you’ll pretend you didn’t cry, but inevitably you will curse Disney for playing a 20-minute Frozen short before the main film.

Final Verdict: 👍

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Justice League

 A review in 49 words:

A somewhat entertaining but mediocre film. If you are a fan of DC’s animated work, you might find it enjoyable enough to be worth the money spent on a ticket. If you aren’t a DC fan and want to see a movie this weekend, go see Thor. Ragnarok instead.

Final Verdict: 👎

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Thor: Ragnarok

A review in 47 words:

10 years of universe building allows the filmmakers to dive deep into the crazy-silly aspects of a character and the worlds they visit, while still delivering the action and “hero fights” we expect. It has just as much Taika as you can Waititi.

Simply put: Fun.

Final Verdict: 👍

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Blade Runner 2049

A review in 45 words:

The story and visuals make Blade Runner 2049 a worthy sequel to the 1982 film. It doesn’t pander to the fans of the original, nor does it alienate those who’d never seen it. The film dares us to ask what it means to be human.

Final Verdict: 👍

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