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  • Brigsby Bear

    Brigsby Bear

    ★★★½

    Film #2 off my Scavenger Hunt 38.
    Task 27/31: World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in May; watch a film that you think will make you laugh.

    Brigsby Bear was surprisingly not just your typically enjoyable but fairly run-of-the-mill independent dramedy. It was really rather unique and completely driven by the terribly genuine and charming performances of a fantastic ensemble cast.

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    Film #1 off my Scavenger Hunt 38.
    Task 6/31: A film with a cast member or director born in May -- Paul Bettany

    I've really got to hand it to them. I'm impressed with their willingness to go all in... to get dark. Granted, this is a storyline that already exists from the comic books, but still... they didn't pull any punches and I really like that.

    It never ceases to amaze me how the current Marvel universe manages to…

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  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    ★★★½

    Film #1 for Scavenger Hunt 19 - October 2016
    Task 3/31: A Saturn Award winner for Best Horror Film.

    Film #7 of 31 for Hoop-Tober 3.0
    7 films from franchises - (3/7)

    It has been a very long while since my last viewing of Gremlins, and I was pleased with how well it held up. I was also genuinely impressed with the delicate balance of humor, scariness, camp, and family-friendly qualities. I find that most movies which attempt to span…

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★

    Film #2 off my Scavenger Hunt 34.
    Task 30/31: A film you didn't even know existed until you saw that it was nominated for a major 2018 awards show.

    This film took me by surprise. It struck a deep emotional chord for me in its lessons about allowing yourself to feel deeply and fully, whether it's love or pain or sadness or elation.

    This film simply oozed Italian summer. Even though it's below zero in the dead of winter where…