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Their Finest

Their Finest

“Isn’t quite the strong female-empowerment movie it wants to be, but it is well-performed.”

April 21, 2017
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Grade: B-
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The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious

“Dom’s betrayal is pretty thin gruel that no true fan will buy, and new director F. Gary Gray knows it.”

April 13, 2017
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Grade: C+
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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

“A beautiful-looking film that proclaims to be about identity, but fails to find one of its own.”

March 31, 2017
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Grade: C+
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Power Rangers

Power Rangers

“Before they get to ride in their giant robot dinosaurs, we have to suffer through plodding training montages.”

March 25, 2017
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Grade: C-
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Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

“Wonderful set pieces, costumes, and childhood memories aside, this version is fairly unexceptional.”

March 17, 2017
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Grade: C+
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Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

“A mess. We’re expected to follow too many different poorly-drawn characters (big ape included).”

March 10, 2017
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Grade: C
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Get Out

Get Out

“Tonally satisfying and provocative. Director Jordan Peele makes a clever, anti-racism statement.”

February 24, 2017
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Grade: B
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Logan

Logan

“[Logan] outdoes every film in the ‘X’-series—and most comic book movies, period.”

February 17, 2017
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Grade: A
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The Great Wall

The Great Wall

“Boring…It doesn’t ever fully embrace its potential for mash-up weirdness.”

February 17, 2017
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Grade: C
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The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

“At its best and most brilliant in these moments of winking, hyperbolic-yet spiritually-reverent adaptation.”

February 10, 2017
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Grade: A
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The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us

“Might be enough to placate some less discerning audiences, but it’s inauthentic.”

February 3, 2017
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Grade: C-
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Split

Split

“Mixed results. A head-scratching end to the climax and an icky aftertaste in the epilogue.”

January 20, 2017
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Grade: C+
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