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  • Rim of the World

    Rim of the World

    My head almost exploded from all the clichés, stereotypes and pop culture references in this film. Netflix algorithm functioning at high efficiency!

  • Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2

    ★★

    Revisiting this early Marvel effort from the vantage point of 2019, it's amazing how average this film is and how unsure Marvel was of its ultimate cinematic goals.

    Random Notes: You can still hear all the whirs and clicks Iron Man's armor makes when he moves - an effect they dropped from later films. Tony Stark is incredibly obnoxious and irredeemable. Black Widow's introduction is surprisingly low key considering how important a role she'd play in later films.

    Chalk all this up to growing pains?

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  • Amy

    Amy

    ★★★½

    An exceptionally well-made and surprisingly moving documentary about the life of jazz singer Amy Winehouse.

    The less you know about Amy’s tragic story the better this film will play. I did not follow the media’s coverage of her career so (almost) everything in the film was new and unexpected to me.

    Comprised solely of pre-existing footage and newly(?) recorded interviews, it depicts in amazing detail the not atypical story of a music star in modern times where every minute of…

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    Eyes Wide Shut

    ★★★★★

    I liked it when I first saw it and still like it now.