You Were Never Really Here ***1/2 (Out of 4)

Consensus: Joaquin Phoenix gives a savage yet tender performance as a brutal assassin who specializes in rescuing young girls from the sex trade. This is a difficult movie to watch yet the craft that went into it makes it hard to look away.

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Solo: A Star Wars Story **1/2 (Out of 4)

Consensus: There were some sequences in “Solo” that stand as some of the most visually exciting and inventive that I have seen in a “Star Wars” flick. There are also some frustratingly unnecessary moments that come with a prequel movie like this. This film never really felt necessary to me as I watched it. Actually I had that feeling since it was announced.

Avengers: Infinity War ***1/2 (Out of 4)

Consensus: It took me a while to process this movie as it was quite an awesome experience. It was a little jarring at first because the characters are immediately thrust into this intergalactic adventure where the action never stops. All of the character development has been done in the previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies leading up to this point. Thanos is basically the main character here and this is his journey. This is definitely one of the top tier flicks in the MCU canon.