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  • The Court Jester
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  • School of Rock
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  • Child's Play

    ★★★★

  • The Witch

    ★★★★★

  • Häxan

    ★★★★½

  • ParaNorman

    ★★★★

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  • The Witch

    The Witch

    ★★★★★

    Tight as a drum, and the 4K disc is perfection.

  • Häxan

    Häxan

    ★★★★½

    The first part of this plays like a PowerPoint presentation on depictions of witches in European art history, and then it quickly takes off into totally gonzo enactments of recorded “confessions” by women accused of witchcraft. Astonishing stuff.

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    J.J. Abrams has somehow created a Dark Universe mirror image of those infernal prequels: where Lucas’s unholy attempts to revitalize his own franchise (and thereby rewrite the rules for blockbuster cinema in the digital age) had lots of weird and interesting ideas but totally inept execution, TROS pairs a total absence of ideas with his maddeningly generic gung-ho professionalism: the actors dial their performances up to 11, while the movie constantly (and dizzyingly) spins back and forth between mechanical exposition…

  • The Brave Little Toaster

    The Brave Little Toaster

    ★★★★½

    That song towards the end where all the old car wrecks head towards the garbage compactor is some kind of dark masterpiece.