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  • Christopher Robin

    Christopher Robin

    ★★★★

    This was my very belated birthday present from my nieces - a trip to see “a Pooh movie.”

    This was such a sweet and nostalgic way to tell a new story using an existing property. It uses the Disney songs to anchor plot points or in the score. Ewan MacGregor as a dad is adorable and Hayley Atwell is basically born to wear 1940s fashions.

    I loved the CGI work for the animals - they clearly worked with a physical…

  • The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

    ★★★★★

    I picked up the new 4K restoration from Criterion tonight and went home to watch it immediately. 

    It is a beautiful transfer - it looks clean and fresh even on my not-so-great TV screen. It’s been a while since I had a watch and fell in love all over again. 

    “Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?”
    “If there are, we’ll all be dead.”

    “No more rhymes now, I mean it!”
    “Anybody want a peanut?”
    “Gah!”
    Fezzik + Inigo (and Vizzini) are the best

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  • The Court Jester

    The Court Jester

    ★★★★

    My parents taped this off cable when I was a child and we watched it over and over simply to hear Danny Kaye completely talk himself into then out of the correct rhyme to remember the right cup to drink (They broke the flagon with the dragon!). And there was singing and dancing. And I'm pretty sure my brothers had the hots for Angela Lansbury and Glynnis Johns (who were probably around 19 or 20 when the movie was shot).

    And Basil Rathbone skulks about.

    Now that I'm a grownup I have it on DVD and can watch as much as I like!

  • Yojimbo

    Yojimbo

    ★★★★★

    How have I not seen this until now? So amazingly good, a little on the hammy/cheesy side but such a great influence on the spaghetti Western style. Fabulous score.