Visual Effects

Tenet

(3.5 Stars) A sensory delight, but if you want to follow the plot, bring a notepad.

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Mulan

(2.5 Stars) A disappointing remake when it could and should have been much better.

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Irishman

(4.5 Stars) In addition to what you expect, it shows that old folks still have huge creative talent. Still one of the best pictures of 2019.

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Lion King

(2 Stars) A retelling of the original story with amazing computer-animation technology. Watch it if you, or your family, didn’t see the original.

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Avengers: Infinity War

(3.5 Stars) Amazing Visual Effects, but the story, with 72 characters, is too big to wrap your mind around, unless you already know the comic book world well.

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Ready Player One

(4.5 Stars) My favorite action / adventure movie of the year with an intriguing story that bounces between a real dystopian future and an elaborate role-playing VR game.

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Christopher Robin

(2.5 Stars) I’ve loved Eeyore all my life, but this movie doesn’t move me in any particular way. Might be appropriate for families with small children.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

(3.5 Stars) Star Wars fans will enjoy this origin story of Han Solo, with excellent visual effects. If you’re not into Star Wars, though, well it may not appeal.

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First Man

(3 Stars) Another tale of Neil Armstrong’s life and walk on the moon. Won the Visual Effects Oscar.

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