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Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (2017)
14 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

finally, a dc universe film helmed by a masterful director (who just so happens to be a woman ;)). a refreshing take on a classic character that has one foot in mythology and one foot firmly planted in the human condition. what leaves me most in wonder though is how the film is able to pull off a sort of anti-superhero commentary on the superhero genre itself in which the protagonist is simultaneously literally god-like in power but also powerless in the context of man's inhumanity to man.

Spider-Man: Homecoming
14 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

definitely a fun movie, with a great villain (played by batman himself :p), as you see what happens when an inexperienced and overeager teenager is granted super-powers. this reboot captures what has made peter parker such an enduring and endearing character...a nerdy teen who uses humor as deflection and who often finds his well intentions hurting the ones he loves. the best moments in the film reminded me that the heroism of spider-man is that even though he's just a kid he chooses to bear the weight of such great responsibility.

Logan (2017)
4 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

it is no surprise that this r-rated final wolverine outing is violent. what is surprising is that it is probably the most emotional comic book film i've ever seen, demonstrating the paradoxical love/hate relationship and heaviness we may feel with folks that we have become responsible for like family. this film, out of all the x-men films, captures the soul of what makes wolverine such a compelling character; a person who struggles between his beast-like nature and his better nature...much like all of us.

Arrival (2016)
7 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

brilliant. warning: the film is suspenseful but it is NOT an action movie (like what independence day could have been if we thought with our heads and not with our guns). an amazing story, from a chinese-american sci-fi writer, that explores language, intention, time, and the ramifications of how we interact with strangers we don't understand.