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Black Panther
Black Panther (2018)
3 years ago via Flixster
½

I SUPPOSE IT'S PROBABLY A FINE FILM FOR THE AVERAGE MOVIE-GOER. IT'S GOT SOME TERRIFIC ACTION; THAT TRADEMARK MARVEL-SUPERHERO COMEDY SPICE; AND A SURPRISINGLY RELATABLE AND APPEALING VILLAIN. 'BLACK PANTHER' FELL SEVERELY SHORT OF ITS OTHER MARVEL PEERS IN OTHER PLACES THOUGH - THE ACTING IN GENERAL WAS... STRANGE. RARELY BAD, BUT OFTEN STIFF, FORCED, AND VERY UNCONVINCING, WHICH BECOMES EVEN MORE OBVIOUS WHEN THE DIALOGUE QUALITY IS AT ITS LOWEST. I WISH THE CHARACTERS IN THE MOVIE HAD SPOKEN THEIR NATIVE LANGUAGES INSTEAD - IT WOULD HAVE REMOVED SOME OF THE STILTED FEEL FROM THE DIALOGUE. BEYOND THAT, THE CGI WAS GENERALLY HIT-OR-MISS; WAKANDA WAS DISAPPOINTING FROM A VISUAL AND LOGICAL STANDPOINT; AND MANY OF THE JOKES WERE CRINGE-INDUCING. MICHAEL B. JORDAN DESERVES A SPECIAL MENTION FOR HIS AMAZINGLY MAGNETIC PERFORMANCE AS KILLMONGER.

Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Looks and feels like a retread of previous entries, and the animation can be painfully static outside of fights, but some of the more NUANCED themes REVISITED, like the protagonists' relationship, end up being some of the most enjoyable aspects of the film.

Sicario
Sicario (2015)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

'Sicario' pits protocol, morality, and BUREAUCRACY against subversion, revenge, and EFFICIENCY, and it's glorious. A suspenseful moment-to-moment ride, carried by an amazing cast of actors. I can't remember PREVIOUSLY enjoying del Toro's acting this much.

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

My new favourite Ghibli feature, 'Princess Mononoke' undid all my expectations and replaced them with solid character and world building; fantastic creature and monster design; and super engrossing animation that not only conveys action and personality perfectly, but is also fluid in a way that many modern anime films and series aren't. It's quite deserving of its status; a masterpiece for the ages.