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  • Midnight Run
  • The Princess Bride
  • Groundhog Day
  • Casablanca

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  • Knives Out

    ★★★★★

  • Nobody's Fool

    ★★★★★

  • The Quick and the Dead

    ★★★★½

  • The Batman

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★★

    Despite having one of my best in-theater experiences ever the first time I watched this, I had resisted it every time it came up in a streaming or VOD browse. I just worried that the surprise of the movie, and the ways it keeps upending our expectations of what exactly the story is and why anything is happening, was too important, and that watching with that knowledge would make it less fun a second time. I was wrong. If anything,…

  • Nobody's Fool

    Nobody's Fool

    ★★★★★

    A perfect movie. Virtually everyone in the cast has never been better (or if they were, they were great in different ways, like Newman in The Verdict), it is full of warmth and joy and a whole lot of big laughs. Spectacular comfort food.

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  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    If asked to rank my favorite Star Wars movies based on how many incredible things happen in them, this might well be my number 1 over Empire. Rian Johnson just puts together banger (bomber sequence) after banger (the triple-header of the throne fight, Finn vs Phasma, and Holdo vs the flagship) after banger (Luke Skywalker challenging the entire First Order with a laser sword). As a whole film, though, it still feels as if Rian Johnson just wanted to incorporate…

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The final films of the previous two live-action Spider-Man movie franchises both suffered terribly from superhero sequelitis, trying to squeeze in too many villains and too many story concepts. More often than not, when you have two or more villains in these kinds of films, you may as well have no villains, because nobody gets enough screen time to properly establish themselves. (The rare exception: Batman Returns, though it's arguable how much of a villain Catwoman is in that one.)…