I strongly recomment watching this film. It conveys the feel of being black in America better than documentaries because that's what good movies do they help us see people as people by getting us to inhabit the lives of the characters for the duration of the film.
Infinity War is a spectacular film and very likable. I found myself nodding off though, maybe tiredness, maybe age, maybe information overload. There seemed to be several films and TV series that could have been made out of this. The plot was confusing. And some appaling imposibilities. Despite or because of all that I want to see the film again, maybe in a less crowded cinema, and purely for the spectacle. Really really hated the villian motivation ... that the universe was overpopulated and he needed to eliminate half of every population across the universe. The universe overpopulated. Yeah.
Alicia Vikander makes an excellent and engaging Lara Croft. The story is slight and shows its video game roots with Lara leaping from obstacle to obstacle. It has all the improbabilities of most action films but Tomb Raider still manages to be fun.
The professional critics consensus rated Last Jedi 90% according to Rotten Tomatoes but the audience rated it 48%. This is unusual as the audience is usually more tolerant but I agree with the audience. This is bad. Not entirely bad, the last 15 minutes or so showed what the film could have been otherwise it is painting by numbers.
Despite the cold war propaganda nonsense I enjoyed this. Probably because I liked the central character's cleverness and determination. Jennifer Lawrence plays Dominika really well and I was reminded of her character in Hunger Games. I think the film was supposed to leave us thinking about how brutal those Russians are but it left me thinking about how desperate those Americans are to make us think how brutal those Russians are..