Snapshots - #42: Thor: Ragnarok, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, LBJ

Thor: Ragnarok (2017), (♦♦♦♦½): Thor has saved earth twice by now and has, for the last two years, wandered the universe searching for infinity stones. He hasn't found any. He has, however, become prisoner of an enemy of Asgard, Surtur, who tells Thor that his visions of Asgard engulfed in flames is a premonition of Ragnarok—the destruction of Asgard, which is already in motion. Thor frees himself and arrives at home to find Loki sitting on the throne, passing as Odin, and neglecting his duties to protect the Nine Realms. With Odin's exile, Asgard's enemies have been reassembling, but Odin's death may just free Hela, a goddess against whom neither Thor nor Loki are enough.
It was in Thor: The Dark World where Loki, an antagonist, first threatened to steal the show. He became the villain that Marvel fandom loves to hate. While Loki is at his most charming in this film, the director, with the help of a sparkling screenplay, has very much exploited the great chemistry of t…

Flawless (♦♦♦♦)

A British janitor (Michael Caine) of London Diamond Corp convinces an American female executive (Demi Moore) to carry out a heist in the very company where they both work. He is a disgruntled employee upset because the company refused to cover his wife’s medical expenses. She is one of the few female executives in 1960 Britain, passed over several times for promotion. Both of them seem to start up the heist with the same idea: to rob as many diamonds as can fit in a thermos; the robbery ends up being quite a surprise for the American when she discovers that all the diamonds the company had in store, have been stolen.
Great performances delivered by both Michael Caine and Demi Moore.