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  • Little Women

    Little Women

    Since I saw this in December 2019, recency bias was my excuse for leaving it off my Best of the 2010s list (chadcomello.com/favorite-films-of-the-2010s).

    I was very, very wrong.

  • The Patriot

    The Patriot

    I was *big* into this movie as a lad. Rewatching it as a thirtysomething dad yielded the following stray observations:

    - Overall reaction: 50% "yikes", 50% "Murica!"
    - Forgot John Williams scored this, and it's sneaky-good.
    - Certain moments related to parent/child relationships that kinda breezed past me as a lad totally annihilated me this time now that I'm a dad. Specifically "Papa, don't go" and "We named him Gabriel". Didn't help that my kid was in the room with…

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  • Blue Ruin

    Blue Ruin


    Shotgun Stories, meet your new brother Blue Ruin. Please don't kill him.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver


    I'm glad I rode my bike to the theater to see this because the ride home would've been a lot wilder had I driven.

    This felt like several kinds of films blended together, like songs on a mixtape. I liked most of the songs (including the actual ones—move over,
    soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy!), but I'm not yet sure about the album as a whole, if you know what I mean.