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  • The Final Year

    The Final Year

    ★★★½

    "I'm always feeling a sense of urgency, to try to get as much done as possible, because this office is a singular position." --President Barack Obama

    "Bearing witness is both an instinct and a responsibility." --U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power

    "If I wasn't an optimist, I wouldn't able to do this job." --Secretary of State John Kerry

    It's cool to be reminded of a time when my country was being run by grownups.

  • Roadblock

    Roadblock

    "Once a girl gets the feel of mink around her shoulders, she doesn't forget it, even if she's in love and tries awfully hard."

    Even if I hadn't known going in that this film starred Charles McGraw, I would have figured it out in the very first scene when he barks at the bystander who sees him shoot a guy. One of the most instantly recognizable voices in all of film noir.

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  • Gaslight

    Gaslight

    What's that? You say there's a movie called Gaslight? Sorry, dear. Never heard of it. You must have imagined the whole thing.

  • Saving Christmas

    Saving Christmas

    This "film" has a running time of about 79 minutes. Here's how that breaks down:

    5.5% - Kirk Cameron's smug, hot chocolate-obsessed introduction
    3% - A seemingly unmotivated cutaway to what looks like a much more interesting movie but is, in fact, not (Bonus: We get to see this footage again in its entirety when it's placed in the proper context)
    2.5% - Cheaply animated opening credits set to a ska cover of "Silent Night"
    7.5% - Kirk's "brother-in-law" --…