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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    I have a feeling I'm going to get my money's worth out of this particular blu-ray.

    Watched it with my kids this time. They loved it too. My two-year-old turned to me during the rooftop sequence and said: "That is dangerous".

    He wasn't wrong.

    Compared to Tom Cruise, the rest of us aren't even trying.

  • The Ice Harvest

    The Ice Harvest

    ★★★★

    12 Days/Films of Christmas
    Day/Film 5

    It's Christmas Eve in Wichita Falls, Kansas, and Charlie (John Cusack) and Vic (Billy Bob Thornton) have just stolen two million dollars from the Kansas City mobster who employs them. They're fixing to leave town with the cash at midnight, but an ice storm and other complications keep interfering with their plans.

    I've read a few reviews of this film on this site, and they seem predominantly negative. Truth be told, I didn't have…

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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★★

    There's a tendency of this site to immediately overrate new movies. And I get it. Seeing a film in the theater has a bewitching effect. When you're used to seeing movies on your TV or, God forbid, your tablet, the charge of seeing something projected as large as possible in a big, dark room alone makes a movie a little better. If that movie's even remotely great, then all the better. Letterboxd isn't the only social media site to stoke…

  • Jingle All the Way

    Jingle All the Way

    ★★★

    12 Days/Films of Christmas
    Day/Film 4

    Inspired by the madness that occurred when people lost their minds trying to track down a "Tickle me Elmo" (or a Buzz Lightyear doll): "Jingle all the Way" is about a neglectful workaholic father (as in "The Santa Claus" and every other family comedy of the 1990s) who forgets to buy his son the most popular toy of the season (a Turbo Man, in this case) and must then go on a desperate quest…