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  • The Monster Squad

    The Monster Squad

    ★★★★

    A Universal Monster picture in every way except for who actually produced it. Dekker and Black load the film down with Easter Eggs and callbacks to the classic films of the 30s and 40s. Why Universal turned this down will forever be beyond me.

  • Calling Dr. Death

    Calling Dr. Death

    ★★★½

    Why does Lon Chaney Jr. whisper in his voiceover narration?

    WHY?

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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★½

    NO SPOILERS: This isn't exactly your father's Spider-Man. He's still funny, and he's still smart. He's agile and energetic, and Tom Holland is clearly having fun in the role. But this is part of the MCU, so his motivations have been tweaked accordingly. Unlike Spider-Man in the previous movies or the earlier days of the comics, this is a kid who grew up in a world where Iron Man and the Avengers exist, and his attitudes reflect that. But he…

  • American Psycho

    American Psycho

    ★★★½

    I distinctly remember seeing this movie in theaters and not liking it at all. After many years, I decided to give it a second chance. I'm still not really a fan, but I respect it a little more for what it was trying to do. Ultimately, though, I think the bizarre nature of the main character and the unresolved nature of the plot -- such as it is -- just isn't for me.