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  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

    ★★★★★

    I'd never seen this daunting epic before, but I have to say that just the first installment (all 210 minutes of it) basically knocked me out. Can't wait to get through the rest of it.

  • A League of Their Own

    A League of Their Own

    ★★★★

    Major props to whomever cast those uncanny older lookalikes of the main cast. 😳

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  • Man on Fire

    Man on Fire

    ★★★½

    As much as I should (and mostly do) dislike this film, I find myself returning to it time and again, probably drawn in by more than my fascination for Tony Scott's lurid high-contrast aesthetics or yet another powerful but one-dimensional Denzel Washington performance. The whole thing is politically, ideologically, and in most other ways impossible to defend, and yet it has the powerful taste of good, slippery pulp fiction, its many overblown idiocies adding to rather than detracting from its strength as a film. Moth, meet flame.

  • Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin

    Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin

    ★★½

    This was pretty funny – relaxed, confident, political without being preachy – until he started doubling down on homo- and transphobic jokes that aren't just pretty nasty, but that truly have whiskers.