Every so often, I get a bit behind in reviewing movies I’ve seen. So, here are my star ratings for a few recent movies.

THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE – A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. ***½

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING – Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat. **½

THE DEATH OF STALIN – Follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death. ***½

EARLY MAN – Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home. ***½

PETER RABBIT – Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. ***½

See you at the movies!

Movie descriptions are from IMDB or TMDB unless otherwise stated.