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January 02, 2018
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
A movie about a real life event that feels like a movie.

What's Good: Great performances from Michelle Williams and Christopher Plummer, impeccable direction from Ridley Scott, great cinematography, detail-oriented production, interesting story told mostly right. What's Bad:...

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December 23, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
2.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
4.5
Guillermo del Toro's atomic age Beauty and the Beast.

What's Good: Del Toro's unique style is on full display, del Toro's direction makes nod to classic cinema and musicals, the editing is on point, amazing cinematography and set design,...

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G.S. Perno
November 07, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.6
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
3.5
Very dark comedy or slightly funny tragedy. You decide.

What's Good: Great performances, great direction, mesmerizing production design, crisp cinematography, hauntingly absurd story, twisted vision. What's Bad: Some of the film's techniques work better than...

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G.S. Perno
November 04, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Entertainment Value 
 
5.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
4.5
Production 
 
5.0
Third time’s the charm for Marvel’s weakest standalone character films.

What's Good: Energetic, visually stimulating, exudes creativity, smooth editing, hilarious script, frequent sight gags, works on many different levels. The filmmakers took a surprising amount of risk and it all...

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G.S. Perno
October 22, 2017 (Updated: October 22, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.5
Direction 
 
4.0
Production 
 
4.5
More than just a fitting tribute.

What's Good: Disaster-movie type of presentation ratchets up the tension and excitement and allows the director to utilize his skills as a visual storyteller, A-list cast performs well, emotional script...

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G.S. Perno
October 06, 2017
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
5.0
Production 
 
5.0
A mesmerizing journey into the future, so that we can revisit the past.

What's Good: Jaw-dropping visuals, props, set designs, and production design. Proficient direction not only takes full advantage of the tremendous cinematography, but finds interesting ways to connect to the original...

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G.S. Perno
October 01, 2017 (Updated: October 01, 2017)
Overall rating 
 
3.5
Entertainment Value 
 
4.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
2.5
Production 
 
4.0
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A rambunctious take on an interesting nugget of recent history.

What's Good: Director Doug Liman knows how to make a movie to Tom Cruise's strengths, and Tom Cruise's strengths are still very engaging to watch. The film's story is based...

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G.S. Perno
September 25, 2017
Overall rating 
 
2.3
Entertainment Value 
 
2.5
Story/Writing 
 
1.5
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.0
Direction 
 
1.5
Production 
 
3.0
It's just trying to sell toys.

What's Good: Legos are back on the big screen again, bringing a unique style of animation to a new setting. The voice acting is good, and the film has its...

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G.S. Perno
August 20, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.3
Entertainment Value 
 
3.5
Story/Writing 
 
3.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
3.5
Direction 
 
3.0
Production 
 
3.5
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Feels like the Coen Brothers' version of Ocean's Eleven.

What's Good: The plot is wild, funny, unexpected, and smart. It's good to see Soderbergh back in the directors' chair, revisiting a genre that he has had a lot of...

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G.S. Perno
August 12, 2017
Overall rating 
 
3.9
Entertainment Value 
 
4.0
Story/Writing 
 
4.0
Performance (Acting) 
 
4.0
Direction 
 
3.5
Production 
 
4.0
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Unsettling setting and plot make for a great thriller.

What's Good: Solid performances from the entire cast help to bring plenty of emotion into an interesting and thrilling plot. Taylor Sheridan shows a lot of composure as director, expertly...

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