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  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    ★★★

    At its best when it takes a dialectical approach, which sadly is bound by its genre trappings & need for broad appeal. Still, It has its moments. Mostly I'm annoyed at needing to be offline for several hours each week until I have the chance to watch. I realize this is not a fair criticism of the show itself. Get off my lawn, etc.

  • The Long Kiss Goodnight

    The Long Kiss Goodnight

    ★★½

    On the other hand, it inadvertently pays off what was supposed to be a meta joke with its sampled footage from The Long Goodbye, the latest in a series of data points suggesting that there's something else going on here.

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  • War of the Worlds

    War of the Worlds

    ★★★

    Execution is everything for a film that I probably last saw on a cathode ray tube TV. The 360° car shot is proof that Spielberg can't make a bad movie, although his direction does most of the heavy lifting in elevating this from its GODZILLA (1998) brethren.

    EDIT: Add to list of movies watched in 2020 without considering first whether or not pathogens would play an important role

  • Pitch Black

    Pitch Black

    ★★★

    I remembered the beats of this far better than I expected to after so many years.

    Arrow Video's 4k transfer has this looking much better than I remember (not that I cared about such things the last time I watched it).