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Review: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

Detective Pikachu strives for excellence, but just narrowly fails at every opportunity. The end result is a movie that could have been great, but instead falls short of being passable.

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Review: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

For a superb action movie with a total of maybe 30 minutes of dialogue, it is disheartening to see it flounder with what little it has to say.

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Review: The Beach Bum

Like Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, The Beach Bum shows how America is obsessed with sex, drugs and pure excess, how the country always rewards the immoral, selfish and lazy.

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Review: Captain Marvel

The significance of Captain Marvel has less to do with its cultural impact, and more to do with how a media behemoth like Disney will finally handle the first female protagonist in Marvel’s canon.

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Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The challenge now is to re-tell the Spider-Man story without boring fans of the franchise, while simultaneously keeping new viewers from getting lost and falling behind.

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Review: Ralph Breaks the Internet

With the exception of Vanellope and Ralph, Ralph Breaks the Internet is a complete departure from Wreck-It Ralph. This isn’t a bad thing per se, but it makes me wonder how good the first movie really was if I can’t recall any of its key plot elements, and don’t really care either.

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Review: First Man

With its dramatic focus on Neil’s family and emotional state, the story is less concerned with the Moon landing itself and more concerned with creating a meaningful character arc.

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