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Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman (2017)
2 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A role born to play by Gal Gadot, an innocent, emphatic, fierce and loyal Wonder Woman while Chris Pine impeccable supporting role resurrect DCEU losing streak. However, it's overlong at 141 minutes and suffers from too much origin story exposition, juggling many big idea that some story doesn't exactly drop and middling CGI effects especially its final act over a very weak antagonist. Generally, director Patty Jenkins successfully create great fun to watch movie, and there's genuine visual panache to be found amid the combat and comedy.

Get Out
Get Out (2017)
4 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Jordan Peele's Get Out is a smart satirical horror film about a black man in a rich white neighbourhood is surprising, shocking, and funny.

Raw
Raw (2017)
4 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Veterinary vegetarian student turned cannibalism. #Raw
Raw is not as gorify as most media hyped about, it's a well done with very interesting premise. It's about obsession and addiction of body that eventually drew Justine into cannibalism, but deep down it's tale of identity crisis blend in Cronenberg-ish body horror, humour and heart break. The discovery of what's Justine appetites are part, is joy of this film.

Colossal
Colossal (2017)
4 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Colossal beguiling movie about a woman finding her inner strength is inspiring and totally refreshingly cool premise to set-up. It is a brilliant metaphorical tale about alcohol abuse turned into a Godzilla-style monster movie. The weakest part of this movie is the struggle and character motivation between Gloria and Oscar which at times can be confusing.

Logan
Logan (2017)
4 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Logan pulls no punch, violently great and being poetic, ending Hugh Jackman nearly two decades of the iconic X-Men character with a huge bang. It's not the best X-Men film but definitely the best in X-Men franchise, brilliantly tune down the superhero aspect to its minimum. It's a complete breath of fresh air, focusing on aging with arthritis. Logan is an amazing character polarisation from a man with nothing to lose, continues to lose, fatherhood facing unexpected circumstances and politic issues regarding refugees.

It has flaws at the beginning and generic mad scientist villain in second half of the film but its flaw can be overlooked by their risk of not being a superhero film. It's an western somehow feature a man with a adamantium claws and skeleton, a homage to an old legend samurai fighter wonder in the wilderness that happen to be an alzheimer man on a wheelchair and telepathic ability and intimate daugther-father drama that feature a girl that can decapitate a man head with her pointy claws from her fist and feet. A compelling film that works as standalone about growing old as a continuation of a blockbuster X-Men franchise. It's a well balanced film with subtle character tension and high octane violent action, painting a portrait of a man hunted by his past trying to be good in a world that won't let him.