Tag Archives: 2017 reviews

REVIEW: ‘Bumblebee’ is a Nostalgia-Fueled Delight

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‘Bumblebee’ has succeeded in delivering such a well-realized and satisfying Transformers film that it’s mind-boggling it took six movies to get here. This is not only the best film in the franchise, it’s one of the most joyous film experiences

Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Director Rian Johnson (Looper, Brick) elevates the sequel to 2015’s The Force Awakens to an installment worthy of The Empire Strikes Back.

Review: Justice League (2017) – A True Ensemble Comic Book Team Film that Gets Its Characters Right.

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The long gestating conclusion of DC’s ambitious crossover film plans succeeds in course-correcting the tone of its film universe in the wake of the success of Wonder Woman.

Review: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

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Director Taika Waititi (The Hunt for The Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows) delivers Marvel Studios’ most entertaining comic book movie since 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Review: All I See Is You (2017)

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Director Marc Forster (Stranger Than Fiction, World War Z) directs this film starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke in a drama about whether the grass is greener on the other side when given the opportunity to cross the line.

Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

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Yorgos Lanthimos’ follow-up to 2016’s The Lobster is a quirky dark horror comedy riff on a classic Greek myth that, while entertaining, struggles to find a compelling narrative.

Review: The Dark Tower (2017)

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The Dark Tower introduces us to a new and decidedly darker take on a coming of age adventure.

Review: Atomic Blonde (2017)

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John Wick co-director David Leitch takes us on an neon-doused, 80’s soundtrack infused trip back in time to 1989 Berlin in this unique action spy-thriller starring Charlize Theron.

Review: A Ghost Story (2017)

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Director David Lowery composes an elegy on the concept of life in A Ghost Story, a film whose ambitions in scope ultimately undercut its central story.

Review: Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

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Director Luc Besson returns to the genre of the cosmic space opera with a film that creates a tremendous film universe, albeit one populated by paper thin stock characters in the leads.

Review: Spider-Man Homecoming (2017) Finally, a Spider-Man Film That Works

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Sony’s 3rd attempt at a Spider-Man film franchise reboot finally sticks the landing at delivering a compelling and relatable film version of Marvel’s signature web-slinger; thanks in no small part to its connection to the official Marvel Cinematic Universe &

Review: Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright Gives Us the Summer’s Most Original Film.

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Edgar Wright’s throwback genre mashup is one of 2017’s best films.