Us (****) – Tethered to fear

"The film is not a classic, though it is incredibly good. The predictability of the film outweighs the quirky, threadbare premise that we're supposed to take on faith. I just can't believe there are that many subways that have been abandoned, yet so clean, for so long. Even though this film makes me want to believe."

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Black Panther (*****) – All the Stars

The onslaught of press behind this film is warranted, but not only for the intersectional reasons the media wants to throw in your face. This is an ageless story about a world we all would love to visit. Who it represents is important, but it shouldn't be a victory limited to race. To leave it there would belie how important it is to humanity that we tell good, relatable stories. This is a great film.