Joel has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★★½ during 2018.

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★½

    Thor Ragnarok is the third film in the Thor trilogy and it changes the tone of the series into a more comedic fare and pays off because of it. Taika Waititi just has his pulse on how comedy can be integrated into the Thor world and his sensibility fit so well here.
    Chris Hemsworth once again just succeeds in his Thor role and his paring with Mark Ruffalo's Hulk was a fun dynamic and justified there absence from Captain America:Civil…

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★★½

    Justice League was the culmination of everything from the (now defunct) DCEU and while the film has great action, looks good, gives Wonder Woman and Batman some great moments and made Aquaman look great, the quick pacing, odd humor and lack of character depth for Cyborg and Flash along with the rush to include Superman made Justice League feel less of a what audiences have been waiting for and more in line with what Batman V. Superman brought to the…

  • All the Money in the World

    All the Money in the World

    ★★★½

    Based on the true story of the abduction of the grandson of the most wealthy man in the world, J.Paul Getty III, All The Money in The World is the movie known as the one Kevin Spacey was removed from from after sexual allegations surfaced about him and Christopher Plummer replaced him.
    Plummer plays the role to near perfection balancing the line between despicable and compelling from one moment to the next. The replacement feels necessary as having Spacey in…