Jeff has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2015.

  • Marvel One-Shot: Item 47

    Marvel One-Shot: Item 47

    ★★★½

    My only real complaint about this quick, fun little post-Avengers yarn is that it uses Lizzy Caplan and I worry that it'll be the last we see of her in the MCU. She is fantastic of course and the theme of backlash from the battle of new York resonate, calling to mind the misused weapons of tony Stark in the first IRON MAN. It's this subtext that keeps the short from slightness as it really is just a string of…

  • Thor

    Thor

    ★★★½

    Enlisting Kenneth Branagh to handle the introduction of the Mighty Thor and the land of Asgard to the Marvel Cinematic Universe was rather inspired (though he can't resist those Dutch angles and had me flashing back to DEAD AGAIN). The Asgardian elements are given their gravitas--Anthony Hokins as Odin sleepwalks through the role *just* enough and Idris Elba does wonders with a supporting, yet crucial role. Tom Hiddleston's Loki is every bit the jealous twat he needs to be--his tragic…