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  • Adaptation.
  • Vertigo
  • The Meaning of Life
  • Across the Universe

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  • Dick Tracy

    ★★★

  • tick, tick...BOOM!

    ★★★★

  • A Knight's Tale

    ★★★½

  • State of Play

    ★★★

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  • Dick Tracy

    Dick Tracy

    ★★★

    Stephen Sondheim's passing gave me the impetus to finally catch up with this one. I'm glad I did--it's kind of a mess, but at least it's a fascinating mess. It looks GREAT, with exceptional work from legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. And Sondheim's always excellent songs help a lot. The rest of the music is, surprisingly, a weak point--I love Danny Elfman, but this is far from his best work, and at times the music is so similar to his iconic…

  • State of Play

    State of Play

    I enjoyed this quite a bit, but afterwards I kind of wished I'd spent the time re-watching All the President's Men instead.

  • Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy

    Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy

    ★★★½

    I'll say it: "The Frigate That Flies" is an all-time great pirate song.

    (and worth a extra full star)

  • Final Analysis

    Final Analysis

    ★★★

    What an amazing time it was for sexy Vertigo knockoffs. This in February 1992, Basic Instinct in March.

    Basic Instinct is definitely better. But, this one's still a fun ride, if you go for that sort of thing.