Captain America: The First Avenger★★★★☆Better than I remembered, Captain America stands out from the MCU both because it's a war film and because the formula hadn't solidified yet.
Doctor Strange★★★★☆Surrealism is the best part. Creative use of Escher gravity, portals, astral projection, time manipulation, incredibly detailed alterations to reality, and effects that make it all look incredible.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi★★★★☆The performances are way better than most of the prequel trilogy, and the story is the first theatrical Star Wars to break new ground in ages.
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace★★★★☆Better than I remember. It’s well constructed, and there are incredible subtleties and thematic elements hidden among the flashy (and cheesy) A-plot.
Stardust (Movie)★★★★★Light-hearted fantasy adventure built around a love story, Stardust takes itself *just* a touch more seriously than The Princess Bride. Enjoyable on its own, and stays true to the heart of the book.
Thor: The Mighty Avenger★★★☆☆Amazing designs, intriguing concepts, but a plodding plot that tries to be a character piece but is required to be an action film.
Transformers (Movie)★★★☆☆Better constructed than I expected, with impressive effects, plausible story logic, but a lot of the humor is forced and it feels like they missedthe big picture in trying to get the details right.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen★☆☆☆☆In some ways it wasn't as awful as I'd heard, and in some ways it was worse. I'm glad I waited for the second-run showing and only spent $1.75.