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  • Point Blank
  • The Boy Friend
  • The Hunger
  • Bringing Out the Dead

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  • The Chase

    ★★★★

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

  • Time Bandits

    ★★★½

  • Forbidden Planet

    ★★★★

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  • The Chase

    The Chase

    ★★★★

    Maybe one of the most misleading titles ever, as there really is no chasing at all in this movie. Escaped convict Robert Redford spends most of the runtime scampering through the wilderness, riding trains, and crossing rivers, but nobody is really after him until the third act once they know where he is. Meanwhile, the real meat of the film concerns everyone back at his hometown, and all the sexual and racial melodrama that comes to a boil when everyone…

  • Bodies Bodies Bodies

    Bodies Bodies Bodies

    ★★★½

    Do twenty-somethings actually play this? We played a version of this in junior high and always got bored right away. Oh, maybe I’m boring...

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  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★½

    This is at least not as boring as Far From Home, but oh boy...

    Into the Spider-Verse works, for me, not just because of the way animation lets them do anything visually, but because it has actual jokes in it. More than, like, 2/3rds of this is just the movie going “haha, remember that? crazy!” No sincerity at all. Laughs of recognition. A whole scene of McGuire and Garfield just naming villains they’ve fought, going “yeah, that guy was pretty…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★

    Duped by the Hype Machine yet again. People are really going crazy for “what if the Wachowskis did a Rick and Morty episode?” Alright. Can’t say it was very moving or hilarious, but it was fine. I’m not saying we need to return to the irony-poisoned ‘90s or anything, but this got a few eyerolls from me.  Definitely a win for Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, though.