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  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It took me longer to finally see Rogue One than I anticipated. I've had an irritating Crohn's flare that's persisted for most of the last two months, my friends went without me on the fly one night, and I was bedridden Christmas night (though truthfully, I'd pretty much decided if I had made it out that night, I was gonna see La La Land instead). At long last, though, enough stars aligned that I was able to catch a Tuesday…

  • Scrooge

    Scrooge

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I intended this to be part of my Christmas Day Christmas Carol marathon, but before I got to it, I was so miserable I went back to bed and stayed that way the rest of the day and night. Despite my psychological barrier that ordinarily prevents me from watching Christmas movies after Christmas, though, I was intent on finally seeing this adaptation that I went ahead and sat down with it.

    There are things that I appreciate about Scrooge, but…

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  • Sicko

    Sicko

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★★

    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…