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  • I Married a Witch

    ★★½

  • Thor

    ★★★★½

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★

  • Star Wars

    ★★★★★

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  • I Married a Witch

    I Married a Witch

    ★★½

    Connie Ockleman from Brooklyn made it to Hollywood and became 1940s sex symbol, Veronica Lake. I loved her in Sullivan’s Travels, and the running time of this movie was short, so I watched it. 

    I first heard Veronica Lake referenced in L.A. Confidential by Russell Crowe’s character. He tells Kim Basinger’s character that she is prettier than Veronica Lake. She isn’t. 

    Lake looks good in this film, and she seems to have a brain and acting ability. Unfortunately, she isn’t…

  • Thor

    Thor

    ★★★★½

    The most underrated movie in the MCU. I think it’s one of their best. Like the early Marvel comics, this film is intended for children, not adolescents. Since most film critics identify with the adolescent, I don’t think it gets its due. Thor: Ragnarok is the most adolescent of the MCU movies, accordingly, it’s one of the most popular. I’ve seen people write that the close to terrible Thor: The Dark World is a better film. WTF. 

    I think Kenneth…

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  • Gravity

    Gravity

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It appears that this is going to be 2013's most overrated film. Where to start? I'll limit myself to ten points.

    1) Neither Sandra Bullock nor George Clooney are remotely plausible as astronauts.

    2) Extreme close-ups of her plastic-surgery-altered/heavily-made-up-face and her skinny-gym-body are distracting (see #1).

    3) The "artistic" shot of Bullock's character framed to suggest a fetus in the womb is almost laughably broad. We get it : the cable is supposed to be the umbilical cord, she's curled…

  • Shirkers

    Shirkers

    Privileged narcissist makes documentary about how a privileged narcissist stole her horrendous sub-student film. Some interesting moments such as when we learn that she married a man who resembled the pseudo-villain of the piece—and she does not comment on this—after commenting on every aggressively uninteresting bit of minutiae for like 90 minutes! 

    She did get me to watch the whole documentary.  I got myself through the final few minutes of this by thinking about how I could write this negative…