Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

More of the same. If you liked the first one, you’ll like this one. Impressive cast of stars and cameos. Risqué shot with the finger.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

I think the critics are right when they say that there’s Star Wars fatigue. There have been a lot of these freakin’ movies now, and they’re coming out pretty frequently. To keep the momentum going, each film has to be at least as good as the last, and this one…

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Deadpool 2 (2018)

Pretty much what you’d expect in a sequel, with Reynolds doubling down on everything that made the first movie unique. But it goes a little too far. The movie is one big joke, and Reynolds makes sure to tell us this every few minutes. Being reminded in pretty much every…

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War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

An interesting reboot of the original storyline. I see how it’s all coming together, and I think I like it. Reeves is taking this franchise and running with it, and this is the best of the new bunch so far. Nicely paced. This one’s definitely slower paced and more dramatic…

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Nice little story, with a good mix of laugh and cry. With the fun characters, offbeat humor, obscure but interesting location, and Frances McDormand, it feels a lot like a Coen brothers movie. The mix of drama and comedy is delicate, though. If the comedy is any goofier, the whole…

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Phantom Thread (2017)

Awkward relationships and awkward pacing, mixed with beautiful costumes and sets, seductive camera movements, and a pleasantly simple score by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. The whole thing has an odd feel. Unfortunately, it’s also slow as hell. There’s not much story here. Day-Lewis once again nails an eccentric, obsessed, and emotionally…

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

A really impressive job weaving a complex soup of characters, storylines, styles, and humor into something understandable and entertaining. Lots of credit to the Russo brothers for bringing it all together without making a big mess of it. An amazing cast of characters, and an equally amazing job juggling their…

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Outbreak (1995)

I’ve always avoided this movie because I thought it would be typical mid-90’s fare: a cheesy, melodramatic, overscripted movie with stock characters, scientific types acting like complete idiots, an awkwardly shoehorned love story, and perfectly exposed, safe cinematography. I was right. How come Dustin Hoffman stopped making real movies? Spacey…

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Black Panther (2018)

The Marvel movies I like best are the ones that are the most plausible, the ones that tell a fantastic story but remain connected to our real world. This one was a little too mystical and magical for me. The only thing connecting it to the real world are a…

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Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

Goofy fun. Jam-packed with references, including an impressive number of cameos and authentic sets from older movies. Lots of attractive starlets and a young Chris Evans.

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