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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★½

    I totally saw this. Two years ago. Can't believe I didn't log it.

    I loved it.

  • Chicago

    Chicago

    Another one I definitely saw. In the theaters, I think. The nation had Chicago fever - we wore our hair short and greeted each other by singing "All That Jazz".

    We did that dance where it looks like our knees are trading places.

    This was before I had children - it's not totally clear to me.

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  • Better Off Dead...

    Better Off Dead...

    ★★★

    My wife told me this was a classic, but then confessed that she "probably hadn't seen it all the way through" which is annoying because she's been saying "I want my two dollars" to me for 22 years.

    This is a pretty insubstantial teen comedy, fairly gentle compared to other genre films. John Cusack is plenty cute and charming, and his romantic interest steals a few scenes, but everyone else ranges from "unpleasant" to "abhorrent" and so it's unfortunate that…

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★½

    This, for me, was a frustrating lesson in admiring a film without really liking it. There are some hugely fascinating ideas in the movie, but they don't do nearly enough to offset how bored and insulted I felt during the rest of the runtime. There are, likewise, a couple of really dazzling setpieces, but I had difficulty reconciling that with some other awfully cheap-looking aesthetic touches. This film is going for something really ambitious, but the end result is sort…