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  • We the Animals

    We the Animals

    ★★★

    Movies 2019 - 15. We The Animals (2018; written by Daniel Kitrosser and Jeremiah Zagar; directed by Jeremiah Zagar)

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    Three boys grow up with their parents’ volatile love as their backdrop. I don’t have a lot to say about We The Animals aside from the fact that I enjoyed it, but it felt a bit fractured. There were elements that I would have liked to have explored a bit more, but the story didn’t give me that…

  • The Informant!

    The Informant!

    ★★★★

    Movies 2019 - 14. The Informant! (2009; written by Scott Z. Burns; directed by Steven Soderbergh)

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    A whistleblower goes to the FBI to tell of his company’s price fixing practices. For some reason, I overlooked The Informant upon its release ten years ago. I’m not completely sure I remember why. I am a fan of Steven Soderbergh and — at the time, especially - I usually enjoy Matt Damon’s work. Yet, for some reason, I skipped this…

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  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

    Creature from the Black Lagoon

    ★★★½

    Hooptober 5 - Movie 3

    Movies 2018 - 246. Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954; written by Harry Essex and Arthur A. Ross; directed by Jack Arnold)
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    🌮🌮🌮 1/2 (3 1/2 tacos)
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    A group of scientists attempt to capture a mysterious sea creature from the Amazon. I have a special place in my heart for the Universal monsters. There is something really fun about the films that introduce these characters. They tell great stories and actually find ways…

  • Wings

    Wings

    ★★★★

    Movies 2019 - 5. Wings (1927; written by Hope Loring and Louis D. Lighton; directed by William Wellman)

    🌮🌮🌮🌮 (4 tacos)

    Two men from different social backgrounds become fighter pilots in World War I. Being such an awards season junkie, I was surprised that it took me so long to finally get around to the film that won the first ever best picture Academy Award. Perhaps there was something intimidating in a lengthy, dramatic silent film, but maybe it is…