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  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • School of Rock

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

    Like many people from what I gather, I've never been all that attached to the original Top Gun. For a movie about plane dogfights, the aerial action is wildly hard to follow and the editing is at times incomprehensible. I'm sure it was a big deal at the time, but these days it works mostly as dated camp with some magnetic leads.

    I had little-to-no expectations going into Maverick other than knowing that Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie tend to…

  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    ★★★★★

    Somehow I thought I had seen this, but I hadn't. Luckily we watched it at L'Abri this evening and had a lovely discussion afterwards. I don't have all the words now, but it's absolute masterpiece and the gold standard for Christian cinema. It's a meditative poem in visual form - but given the expectations people have built up around it, the story was also a lot more linear than I expected? More than anything, it blows me away how much…

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