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  • The Void

    The Void

    ★★½

    Windom Earle gets to live out his fantasies inside the Black Lodge.

    Great practical effects. The team here is very visually imaginative. A shining example of "less is more" and the creativity inspired by limitation. It's a shame they felt they needed to bog down the final third of the movie in exposition. Silence would have been more effective.

  • Bad Times at the El Royale

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    ★★★★

    "Shit happens. Get the whiskey."

    A lone man in the front of the theater raised a fist and cheered.

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  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born

    ★★½

    A Star is Born (2018): In which the titular star is sidelined by the story of yet another tore up addicted white man with too many inner demons.

    This movie should have been about her, not him.

  • The Goonies

    The Goonies

    ★★★

    Like the Rube Goldberg gate-opening, this movie may seem kind of dumb and may fall apart under close scrutiny -- but that's not the point. It's okay to relax and enjoy it.