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"Thor: Ragnarok"

Cosmic Joke: “Thor: Ragnarok”

Thor: Ragnarok (2017, Dir. Taika Waititi):  I know what you’re thinking: “Oh no, Thor’s in a cage. What happened?” Well, it’s a long story…but basically I’m a bit of a hero. — Thor in Thor: Ragnarok...

Ana de Arms and Ryan Gosling in "Blade Runner 2049"

Retro-fitted: “Blade Runner 2049”

Blade Runner 2049 (2017, Dir. Denis Villaneuve): “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe,” said Rutger Hauer in the first Blade Runner film back in 1982, and indeed, most people at the time didn’t. Pulling from a...

Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan in "The Big Sick"

Rom-com Resuscitation: “The Big Sick”

The Big Sick (2017, Dir. Michael Showalter):  “Love isn’t easy. That’s why they call it love,” says Ray Romano in the new romantic comedy The Big Sick, and the line could serve as a mission statement for every movie in the...


Feminine Wiles: “Wonder Woman”

Wonder Woman (2017, Dir. Patty Jenkins): The original Wonder Woman comics were very much of their time. It can be read as coincidence, or fate, that her first appearance came in December 1941, the same month America plunged head-first into World War...

Hugh Jackman in "Logan"

Dying of the Light: “Logan”

Logan (2017, Dir. James Mangold):  Seventeen years and nine films — that’s how long Hugh Jackman has owned the role of Logan (aka The Wolverine), gruffest and most feral of the X-Men. That’s longer than Connery as Bond, Rathbone...

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