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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Towering Inferno
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Electra Glide in Blue

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  • Veronica

    ★★★

  • Speed Racer

    ★★★½

  • Pixies: Gouge

    ★½

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★★★

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  • Veronica

    Veronica

    ★★★

    When will teenagers learn not to mess with Ouija boards? Nothing good can come from it. It is certainly a lesson our titular character learns over the course of this mild thriller.
    What makes this stand apart from the other films of this ilk is the concentration on this family where around teen has to raise the kids. There is a sense of loneliness and longing in Veronica and you can see why she would want to escape into fantasy.…

  • Speed Racer

    Speed Racer

    ★★★½

    As a follow up to THE MATRIX, SPEED RACER seemed like a strange choice for the Wachowski duo. Upon closer inspection it does make some sense as they must have wanted to go with something simpler than the deep thoughts of life and humanity.
    Whatever the reason there is no movie quite like SPEED RACER. Clearly a labor of love and nostalgia the film seems like it will literally pop off the screen. The colors and the sense of onrushing…

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  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    ★★★★½

    I was really pleased to see all the great reviews coming in from everywhere about this film. A big Mad Max fan from way back, I was excited but a little nervous about how they would make this work. I have seen too many updates of my past go down in mediocrity. The previews were promising, but still carried the vibe that the movie was going to be amazing or an absolute failure.
    The movie is great! Miller has re-engineered…

  • Gone Girl

    Gone Girl

    ★★★★★

    I love David Fincher's work. He has a distinct vision and style that is right up my alley. Some say it is pandering, playing up the obvious tropes; the dark, sickly lighting, the unpleasant look at the so-called normal life. But, man, I love it.
    I have noticed a trend in Fincher's work. A strong release followed by a lesser, but still solid, film. Seven>The Game, Fight Club>Panic Room, Zodiac>Benjamin Button, Social Network>Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Now we are up…