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  • Shockproof

    Shockproof

    ★★★½

    Fun, lurid, nicely paced, well directed noir melodrama with lots of colorful dialogue and good lead performances from Patricia Knight and John Baragrey.

  • The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

    The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

    ★½

    Even William Powell's presence can't lift this poorly written, poorly paced, and poorly directed comedic murder mystery that tries very hard to ape the success of the previous year's 'The Thin Man' (the script doesn't hold a candle to the weakest 'Thin Man' entry). Jean Arthur is not as talented as Myrna Loy and has zero chemistry with Powell, so it never gets off the ground. Tedious at 82 minutes (and unfunny).

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  • Hawai

    Hawai

    ½

    Terrible, lazy, 2-minute short film uses someone's wedding video footage to say nothing. Somewhat baffled as to how this ended up on the Criterion Channel. Money and connections?

  • Wildwood, NJ

    Wildwood, NJ

    ★★★★★

    What I thought would be a fun, cursory look at Wildwood in the summer of 1994 a la 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot' turned out to be much more. 'Wildwood, NJ' is a rich, moving portrait of the women of Wildwood at that particular time. Though mostly on the younger side, women and girls from different generations and backgrounds talk about their connection to Wildwood and speak very deeply about themselves at the same time. I imagine the candid, personal nature…