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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    ★★★★½

    “We’ve been waiting for you Miss O’Neil.”
    “What? Am I behind on my Sony payments again?”

  • Get Smart

    Get Smart

    ★★★★

    Cafe Minsk-Pinsk in Smolensk — it doesn't get any better than thinsk.

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  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★

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

    I expected a little more creativity following Infinity War’s tantalizing cliffhanger, but this was an acceptable conclusion to the saga. When the credits rolled, I heard a collective sigh from the audience, relieved this thing was finally over with. But endings are ALWAYS much more difficult to make satisfying than beginnings, so I respect the Russo brothers’ work here. 

    Not to dwell on the negative but two main things stood out / bothered me slightly: 

    First was screen time allocation.…

  • Meet Joe Black

    Meet Joe Black

    ★★★½

    Any rating beyond 2.5 stars is dishonest, but screw it, this one’s sentimental for me. Growing up, I caught it on TV several times, and with this rewatch I realize why it was common TV fare: it’s just not that good. It’s cheesy. It’s sappy. The dialogue is infantile. Little of the plot or character behavior make any rational sense. I like this movie.  

    Some things I noticed this time: 

    1. No less than 200 babies were produced during the…