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Tag: James McAvoy

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IT Chapter 2 (****): Just can’t finish

“IT is one of the highest points of horror cinema in this decade. If the second chapter doesn’t reach classic status, there will be very few complaints. This is a combination of films that will be watched when kids the age of the Losers have overnight sleepovers for generations to come.”

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Glass (***) Holds enough

#Glass “…The film is a decent companion to Split. Neither of the latter movies really have the power of Unbreakable, which is still the director’s masterwork. As it is, there’ve been two inferior sequels, but the trilogy still works if one can accept this as Night’s vision and not ours…”

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Split (***) falls short of its potential

Overall, it’s the very last scene that will keep people from forgetting this film. Even so, the payoff for the characters is underwhelming. While it’s easy to have low expectations from the obvious hint of future films in this universe, I am willing to see where it goes.

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X-Men: Days of Future Passed / The Rogue Cut: We can go anywhere from here

The Rogue Cut is like the bloom of a rose the day after you thought it had reached maturity. Instead of beginning to wilt, it flows even more thoroughly from its core, giving the bloom a depth and resonance it never had previously. The interesting thing about it though, is that it’s not only or even primarily because of the sequence of Anna Paquin scenes that this version of X-Men succeeds.