Those has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2018.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★½

    I can’t wait for Avengers 5 when the Avengers face their highest stakes yet, a bad guy who wants to kill THREE QUARTERS of the universe.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★½

    The thing about The Thing, or Stalker, or Under the Skin, or any of the other movies this one is kinda like, is that they're not "kinda like" anything but themselves. No art is made in a vacuum, of course, and those films all have their own clear cinematic influences (plus like Annihilation they're all literary adaptations), but they're also much more than just the synthesis of those influences. Instead, they incorporate those influences into the creation of something new.

    Annihilation is slick and pretty and neat-looking, but ultimately much like the Shimmer itself Garland can't create, he can only refract.

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★½

    Dang, at this rate if Marvel keeps loosening their grip on their directors’ personal styles like this they might make an actual movie by Phase 9 or so.