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  • Dr. No

    Dr. No 1962

    ★★★★½ Rewatched 22 Apr, 2015

    I've pretty much already noted and said anything I really have to say about Dr. No. This was my first viewing of it on Blu-ray, and it's certainly every bit as gorgeous as I'd hoped. The textures of costumes, props, and sets are all rich and have strong presence throughout. There's a palpable feeling that this film takes place in not just a real world, but our real world - or, at least, its first two acts do.

    There are…

  • Cinderella

    Cinderella 2015

    ★★★★ Watched 10 Mar, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I wasn't all that gung ho about Cinderella, but I was all that gung ho about getting together with a friend who was that gung ho about Cinderella, so when I was alerted to a preview screening, I jumped on it. I make a point to write my diary entries as close to the viewing of a movie as I can, but this year has been so awful that I'm only now even able to carve out time and attention…

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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…