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  • Silicon Cowboys

    Silicon Cowboys

    Why make this? It sort of seems like somebody watched the first three episodes of Halt and Catch Fire, went off to make a doc about "what really happened" and came back with this deeply boring doc told in a boring way.

    Maybe just focusing on Compaq was too narrow because there just isn't enough story here to sustain the effort. That is, at least at this superficial level of detail, where the story is as insightful (or critical) as…

  • Return of the Living Dead 3

    Return of the Living Dead 3

    ★★

    Their love was too DUMB to LIVE...
    and too STUPID to DIE!

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  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Deliberately pulpy, sometimes a bit goofy, but almost never cheesy. It's a fine balance, and one that allows the operatic stuff to work really well. That's really all the shading I need in my Star Wars.

    P.S. Dear Mr. Lucas, please remove Hayden Christensen and the Jar-Jars from the end of this movie at your earliest possible convenience. Thanks.

  • Escape from New York

    Escape from New York

    ★★★

    Love the setup, and the characters, and the feeling of it, but the whole thing just sort of sits there being cool, but not really doing anything. Probably my least favorite Carpenter, at least from the "classic" era.