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  • Hannibal

    Hannibal

    ★★½

    We were enamored with Hannibal in SILENCE OF THE LAMBS but part of that was due to how safe it was- he was behind glass after all, right where he belonged. So now that he's on the run, having killed even more, HANNIBAL essentially turns him into the glorified protagonist. Not sure that there is a way to enjoy something like that. This movie is just plain bad, but with some nice moments here and there. 

    You've gotta feel bad…

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

    ★★★½

    The most Cartoonish of the bunch, this thing is widely panned but I still found it to be a lot of fun. There are several exciting chase sequences, including one where Cate Blanchett and Shia Lebeouf do sword fighting on opposing jeeps. So how bad how can it really be? Harrison Ford's age is an issue, it's obvious in just about every scene when they have to use a stunt double for him, which is at least half of the…

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★

    I didn't know you could passive aggressively eat asparagus until last night, but as with PTA, all things are possible.

    A whole lot of movie, and I had crazy nightmares last night after seeing it, so it must have gotten pretty deep into my head. So much about the phases, compromises, power plays and straight up lies that make up a relationship. A lot of people comparing to DUKE OF BURGUNDY and mother! of course. I think it was Mike…

  • Green Room

    Green Room

    ★★★★½

    My most highly anticipated movie since last year's It Follows. Green Room came on my radar around the time Blue Ruin was released, and shot way to the top of it when those clips and trailers started surfacing. A siege movie featuring a PC DC punk band against neo nazi skinheads? So up my alley. And of particular importance to me as an aging, now grown up former DC area punk kid.

    Green Room first and foremost gets that particular…