In many ways a staggering and riveting artistic achievement, Dunkirk suffers a bit from structural, narrative, and audio design flaws.
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One would think rebooting Spider-Man for the third time in 15 years would lead to a stale, uninspired retread, but Marvel Studios consistently defies expectations by giving us characters, situations, and narrative threads we’ve never seen before.
I’m getting caught up on my summer movie reviews for you fine people. Coming next week I’ll weigh in on Spider-Man: Homecoming and Despicable Me 3. For now, let’s take a look at three flicks now in theaters.
If you're not sure whether to take your kids to one of these movies this weekend, check out the Mormon Movie Guy's review complete with worthwhile messages to discuss and info on any content issues.