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  • Star Trek Beyond

    Star Trek Beyond 2016

    ★★★★½ Watched 21 Jul, 2016 6

    Two months ago, I decided to finally break down and stream my way through Star Trek: Voyager. I tried watching it during its original run, but it was so dreadful that I couldn't stomach more than two seasons. Watching Star Trek Beyond tonight cements my position that that show was something else wearing Star Trek's clothes.

    When the first trailer was released, set to the Beastie Boys's "Sabotage" and showing Captain Kirk on a motorcycle, part of the fan base…

  • Strangers on a Train

    Strangers on a Train 1951

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Jul, 2016

    By my count, this summer's Alfred Hitchcock series at The Louisville Palace is their fifth of the last eleven years. I keep feeling disappointed each time that's the year's theme, partly because I really want to see other stuff there and partly because I've just never really been all that into Hitchcock.

    That said, I adore the Palace and any chance to go there. I left it to a friend to decide which movies of this series we would try…

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  • Sicko

    Sicko 2007

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 12 Nov, 2013 3

    Sicko came out in a particularly upsetting time in my life. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. Two years later, my health was so unreliable that it was a major reason my family chose to close the doors on the business we'd owned and operated for twenty years. No single topic has dominated my daily life these last eight years more than the vulnerability of the sick and injured in America. Not even Batman.

    Michael Moore is still…

  • The Sting

    The Sting 1973

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Nov, 2012 2

    The Sting is one of the rarest sorts of films: It's laden with plot twists and surprises, but knowing the payoffs doesn't detract from the joy of repeat viewings. Generally, stories with "Aha!" moments are thrilling the first time through but don't hold up to a second viewing. Not so with the 1973 Best Picture.

    I've seen The Sting several times over the years, most recently 7 March 2010 on DVD. I've loved it since I first saw it on…