Victoria and Abdul

Victoria and AbdulDirector: Stephen Frears
Run Time: 1h 51m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

Dame Judi Dench earns 2 full stars all on her own. Her costar Ali Fazal is another solid star. The rest of Victoria and Abdul is entirely forgettable.
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Wonder Woman

Wonder WomanDirector: Patty Jenkins
Run Time: 2h 21m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 4.5

Me before Wonder Woman: …but I’m not a feminist…
Me after Wonder Woman: …AND WOMEN ARE EVERYTHING! WE WILL SAVE HUMANITY AND RESTORE PEACE, LOVE, AND UNDERSTANDING! OVERCOMING THE ‘NO MAN’S LANDS’ OF OUR TIME WILL BE OUR QUEST AND WE WILL SUCCEED IN ALL OUR BAD*** FEMALE GLORY!…

Before Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons…there was Diana of Themyscira, daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. And you bet your a** she’s a muthaf*****’ treasure! Continue reading

Testament of Youth

Testament of YouthDirector: James Kent
Run Time: 2h 9m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 4.5

Testament of Youth is a subtle masterpiece. It’s another low-key release that deserves more attention. A tragic tale of love and war, this story delivers old fashioned romance and a glimpse into one woman’s journey through WWI. Continue reading