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  • The Hundred-Foot Journey

    The Hundred-Foot Journey

    ★★

    I want to like this. And it has likeable moments. But there isn't a story arc with any throughput....

    The main character doesn't start by telling us he has a goal... only that he is being educated. Ultimately, that leads to a meandering movie that changes directions the way some college students change majors. Is his goal to help his family? To get a girlfriend? To learn French Cuisine? To have his own restaurant? Maybe all of the above?

    You…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★½

    It was great. And I can never watch it again.

    The tense moments are realistic and painful, pulling you into them so you can share the anxiety. I appreciate that, but it's certainly not my personal preference. I'm definitely more in line with Baumbach's lighter Greta Gerwig fare.

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  • Post Grad

    Post Grad

    ★½

    You can tell how this movie is going to go from the beginning, as Alexis Bledel walks against a sea of black graduation gowns in a "stunning" blue dress. Basically, if you don't have a crush on Alexis Bledel... you probably won't enjoy it at all. Though it could be worth your while to fast-forward to every scene containing Michael Keaton. Actually, now that I think of it, the entire movie would be better without Alexis Bledel's character, plot line,…

  • My Cousin Vinny

    My Cousin Vinny

    ★★★★

    A classic. One of my all-time favorites. Never tarnishes. And those outfits Marisa Tomei wears... What a hoot!