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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3


    "We'll all fly away together... one last time... into the forever and beautiful sky."

    As Florence Welch sings over the jubilant final scene of this film, the dog days are indeed over for the MCU, at least for these two and half hours here. James Gunn, the magnificent bastard that he is, and in his swan song with Marvel before he heads off to retool and revitalize Warner Bros' DCEU, has staved off the awful, no good, very bad few…

  • Air



    All we needed was a miracle. All we needed was Ben Affleck and Matt Damon together again.

    Like the purest, most perfectly constructed pop song, Air comes along here in early 2023 as exactly the kind of zippy, nostalgic piece of entertainment that is not just great adult counterprogramming, but actual damn good filmmaking disguised as a crowdpleasing movie "for the masses".

    But, it is just that. It's a hell of crowdpleasing movie because it gets everything right about this…

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  • WarGames



    And all God's eighties cult gem children said, "AMEN!"

    My wife had one more movie for me for her birthday viewing this year and I knew she was going to do it. She had threatened (in the kindest way) to do it and she finally did.

    Finally crossed off my ever so long List of Shame, John Badham's modem-adorned, dual-colored displayed, ticking, beeping, and booping 1983 techno thriller that I'm sure felt like a rather realistic watch (despite the suspension…

  • TINA



    [ ahy-kon ]

    "a person or thing that is revered or idolized"

    Did anyone do it better? I doubt it.

    Tina Turner, maybe more so than any other woman ever in the entertainment industry, proved that perseverance is a virtue that can and should be revered more in an industry (of mostly men, at that time) that would chew you up, beat you up and spit you out in a moment's notice.

    Her parents left her, Ike abused…

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  • The Usual Suspects

    The Usual Suspects


    The greatest trick Kevin Spacey ever pulled was convincing the world he was a decent human being.

  • Last Tango in Paris

    Last Tango in Paris

    Maria Schneider:

    "I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can't force someone to do something that isn't in the script, but at the time, I didn't know that. Marlon said to me: 'Maria, don't worry, it's just a movie,' but during the scene, even though what Marlon was doing wasn't real, I was crying real tears. I felt humiliated and to be honest, I felt a little raped, both by Marlon…